STL NAACP Honors Civil Rights Attorney Frankie Freeman

By MCNS Staff

Civil Rights icon Frankie Muse Freman.

Civil Rights icon Frankie Muse Freeman.

On Tuesday, the St. Louis City chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) honored civil rights attorney Frankie Muse Freeman by dedicating a bronze statue of her at Broadway and Chestnut Street, near the Old Courthouse.

Freeman’s legacy has inspired generations of young people who are fighting injustice. said the Rev. Darryl Gray, social justice chair of the Missouri Baptist State Convention.

“When young folks say ‘this ain’t my grandmama’s movement,’ I look at the very same things they’re doing today, and I look at what Ms. Freeman did yesterday, and I say ‘yes it is,’” said the Rev. Darryl Gray, social justice chair of the Missouri Baptist State Conention. “Our St. Louis has become our Selma; our Jeff City has become our Birmingham.”

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