During the 50th anniversary celebrations of the 1963 March on Washington, speakers often told of those who worked hard, but didn’t get the recognition they deserved. The Rev. Al Sharpton, an organizer of the August 24 celebration on the National Mall, said one of those was the Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, a top lieutenant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was in town for the anniversary. “But now, he’s a winner of the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president in the United Sates,” Sharpton said.