When: Fri., Feb. 19, 7 p.m. 2016
Frankie Muse Freeman first achieved local fame in 1954 when she served as lead counsel for the NAACP's suit against the St. Louis Housing Authority and its discriminatory policies, a case she won. Just nine years out of law school, she was already changing St. Louis for the better. In the intervening 62 years Freeman has continued to work as an attorney, a civil rights activist and a fully-engaged member of her adopted hometown. Tonight at 7 p.m. at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; www.slcl.org), Freeman discusses the arc of the civil rights movement. Admission is free, and copies of Freeman's memoir A Song of Faith and Hope will be sold on site by Left Bank Books.
Price: free admission