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9-24-16 Delaware State

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St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  Attorney Frankie Muse Freeman will be inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame in the Delmar Loop on Thursday morning. Freeman began a celebrated legal career that spanned sixty years when she opened a private practice in St. Louis in 1949. Freeman was lead counsel in the 1954 landmark NAACP […]

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  Attorney Frankie Muse Freeman will be inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame in the Delmar Loop on Thursday morning.

Freeman began a celebrated legal career that spanned sixty years when she opened a private practice in St. Louis in 1949. Freeman was lead counsel in the 1954 landmark NAACP suit against the St. Louis Housing Authority, which ended legal segregation of public housing.

In 1964 Freeman became the first woman appointed to the US Commission on Civil Rights and contributed to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Freeman was inducted into the National Bar Association’s Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Civil Rights Walk of Fame in 2007. She was also the recipient of the NAACP’s prestigious Spingarn Medal in 2011

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