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The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Frankie Freeman.

Author: Frankie Muse Freeman; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Lawyer Frankie Muse Freeman was born on November 24, 1916 in Danville, Virginia. She attended Hampton Institute between 1933 and 1936. In 1944, Freeman was admitted to Howard University Law School and graduated second in her class in 1947. Freeman was a part of the legal brain trust in the NAACP's 1949 Brewton v. the Board of Education case in St. Louis, Missouri. She took the case all the way to the Supreme Court  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Frankie Muse Freeman; Frankie Muse Freeman
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Frankie Muse Freeman; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150466
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
St. Louis, Missouri
2006 December 19.
Description: 1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 11 min., 53 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Frankie Freeman
The Honorable Frankie Freeman

Abstract:

Lawyer Frankie Muse Freeman was born on November 24, 1916 in Danville, Virginia. She attended Hampton Institute between 1933 and 1936. In 1944, Freeman was admitted to Howard University Law School and graduated second in her class in 1947. Freeman was a part of the legal brain trust in the NAACP's 1949 Brewton v. the Board of Education case in St. Louis, Missouri. She took the case all the way to the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri, where she and her team were ultimately victorious. In 1954, Freeman was the lead attorney for the landmark NAACP case Davis et al v. the St. Louis Housing Authority. In 1964, she was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson as the first female member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She authored A Song of Faith and Hope: The Life of Frankie Muse Freeman and was president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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