At 98-years-young, Freeman has a long list of honors for her work dismantling discrimination. She served as lead counsel in the 1954 landmark NAACP suit against the St. Louis Housing Authority, which ended legal segregation of public housing. A decade later she became the first woman appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. And in 2011, she received the (NAACP) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Spingarn Medal, the organization’s highest honor.
In September 2014, the Comptroller's Office also recognized Freeman for her work as one of St. Louis's Top 50 authors. The event was held in conjunction with STL 250, and was hosted by the Missouri History Museum.
Comptroller Green describes Freeman as a "mentor and a friend." She was one of many local leaders who was on hand to witness the special day. The St. Louis Walk of Fame is located in the Delmar Loop, on both sides of Skinker. Freeman's star is located on the south side of Delmar, near the Regional Arts Commission.
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