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African-American History Month
Frankie Muse Freeman, 1916-2018

In honor of African-American History Month, we remember lawyer and civil rights activist, Frankie Muse Freeman. Freeman was born in Danville, Virginia. She received her law degree from Howard University Law School in 1947. She was the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and served as the lead attorney in the landmark case, Davis v. The Saint Louis Housing Authority.

A statue in her honor was recently dedicated in downtown St. Louis' Kiener Plaza. More information is available at:

St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis American

St. Louis Post Dispatch

American Bar Association

National Visionary Leadership Project

Photo courtesy of J. Voelker

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