Hillary Clinton named 2013 Liberty Medal recipient

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the Vital Voices Global Partnership 2013 Global Leadership Awards gala at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

June 27, 2013 3:44:28 PM PDT
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is the 2013 Liberty Medal recipient.

Clinton will receive the medal in a Sept. 10 ceremony at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center.

Liberty Medal sponsors praised Clinton's "lifelong career in public service and her ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of women and girls around the globe."

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, chairman of the National Constitution Center, says the secretary of state and former first lady "has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy."

The Liberty Medal was first given in 1989. It recognizes individuals who have furthered the ideals of freedom, democracy and equality. Previous recipients include rock singer and human rights activist Bono and former South African President Nelson Mandela. Six winners have subsequently received the Nobel Peace Prize.