Timothy WhiteJames Taylor, Gloria Estefan and Barbra Streisand are among an elite group of 17 luminaries who have been chosen to receive the United States’ highest civilian honor — the Presidential Medal of Freedom — by President Barack Obama. They’ll accept the honor on November 24 at the White House.

Gloria’s husband, music producer Emilio Estefan, also is receiving the Medal of Freedom. The rest of the honorees include director Steven Spielberg, composer Stephen Sondheim, Major League Baseball legend Willie Mays, violinist Itzhak Perlman and former Rep. Lee Hamilton.

The late Hall of Fame Yankees catcher Yogi Berra is the recipient of one of three posthumous medals.

“I look forward to presenting these 17 distinguished Americans with our nation’s highest civilian honor,” President Obama says in a statement. “From public servants who helped us meet defining challenges of our time to artists who expanded our imaginations, from leaders who have made our union more perfect to athletes who have inspired millions of fans, these men and women have enriched our lives and helped define our shared experience as Americans.”

According to the White House, the Medal of Freedom is bestowed upon those “who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

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