Fulton County Chairman John Eaves and members of the Fulton County Commission honored the achievements of Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian today. An author, minister and close ally of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Vivian is one of the most prominent figures in the non-violent struggle for civil rights as a participant in the Freedom Rides and numerous sit-ins. In November 2013, President Barack Obama cited Dr. Vivian with one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. At a reception prior to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners’ first meeting in 2014, county leaders paused to honor Dr. Vivian for more than a half of a century of work on behalf of human rights.