Frankie Freeman dies at 101

freeman-frankiesiue*100xx1500-1500-0-38.Prominent St. Louis lawyer and civil rights leader Frankie Muse Freeman has died. She was 101.

Freeman died Friday. She served as the lead counsel and won the landmark case against the St. Louis Housing Authority, which put an end to legal racial discrimination in public housing.

In 1946, she was the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

In 2012, the St. Louis Business Journal named Freeman among the 250 Most Influential St. Louisans.

In Nov. 2017, a bronze statue…

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