Transcript for Aretha Franklin awarded Medal of Freedom in 2005
Ariz L Franklin. The queen of soul Aretha Franklin has recorded more than twenty number one singles and revolutionized. American music. For instantly recognizable voice has captivated listeners ever since she toured with her father's gospel review in the 1950s. She's among our nation's greatest musical artists it has captured the hearts of millions of Americans. The United States honors Aretha Franklin for her lifetime of achievement and for helping to shape our nation's artistic and cultural heritage.
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