ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Civil rights legend Frankie Freeman, who is now 100 years old, watched from a wheel chair as they dedicated a statue to her in Kiener Plaza downtown.

A crowd of 200 watching as Freeman’s daughter Shelbe Freeman Bullock described her mother as someone who tried to make a difference.

“I’m going to take the liberty of speaking for all of us here and say, we thank you for your life Mom, we are proud of you, and we love you,” she says.

Freeman, an attorney, who was lead counsel in the 1954 NAACP lawsuit which ended segregation in St. Louis Public Housing. She also served under five U.S. Presidents on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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