In Her Own Words: Civil Rights Activist Frankie Freeman

    Frankie Muse Freeman wore many hats in her remarkable one hundred and one years including wife, mother, lawyer and civil rights activist.  As a youth in her hometown of Danville, VA Freeman regularly faced racial discrimination and promised herself that she would find a way to fight the bias that she faced on a daily basis.  Freeman spent her life fighting discrimination and helping to establish civil rights policies. Among her many accomplishments, she was the first woman to be appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. 

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