ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- The St. Louis walk of fame is getting a new star today. Attorney Frankie Muse Freeman is being honored. The 98-year-old has worked tirelessly for justice and equality in housing, employment, education, and democracy. She was the lead attorney in the 1954 landmark NAACP case Davis et al. v. the St. Louis Housing Authority, which ended legal racial discrimination in public housing. Freeman was also the first African- American woman appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
In 2007, she was inducted in the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame for her role as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. President Obama also appointed Mrs. Freeman to serve as a Member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars on February 5, 2015.
Thursday's ceremony will take place at 11:30a.m. in the Delmar Loop.
Pioneer Civil Rights Attorney Frankie Muse Freeman: