Title:Congressional Gold Medal
Description:Photograph of the Little Rock Nine Congressional Gold Medal. The Little Rock Nine Congressional Gold Medal exhibit features one of the medals awarded to the group by Clinton on behalf of the Congress in 1999. Members of the Little Rock Nine collectively donated the medal to the Clinton Foundation in 2009 to honor their relationship with the former president.
The Little Rock Nine medals were authorized by H.R. 2560, the Little Rock Nine Medals and Coins Act, sponsored by Representative Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Senator Dale Bumpers (D-Ark.). H.R. 2560 was included in the FY99 Omnibus Appropriations bill which was enacted into law on October 21, 1998.