St. Louis, MO (KTRS) St. Louis civil rights icon Frankie Muse Freeman has died.
Adolphus Pruitt, head of the St. Louis NAACP, said Freeman’s family confirmed her death Friday. Freeman served as the lead counsel in the landmark 1954 case Davis et al. v. the St. Louis Housing Authority, which ended legal racial discrimination in public housing.
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson tweeted the following message in response to Freeman’s death:
RIP Frankie Muse Freeman – sad time – recognizing her tremendous positive impact on our community and country . 101 years young. Beautiful statue dedicated in Nov. – visit in Kiener Plz.
Freeman was 101.