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Frankie Muse Freeman
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Frankie Muse Freeman in 2013
BornNovember 24, 1916(1916-11-24)
DiedJanuary 12, 2018(2018-01-12) (aged 101)
Danville, Virginia, USA
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Howard University
National Urban League
Delta Sigma Theta sorority
MovementCivil Rights Movement

The Honorable Frankie Muse Freeman (born Marie Frankie Muse, November 24, 1916 – January 12, 2018) was an American civil rights attorney, and the first woman to be appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1964 to 1979).

On February 5, 2015, President Barack Obama appointed Freeman to serve as a Member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars.[1]

Freeman died on January 12, 2018 in Danville, Virginia at the age of 101.[2]


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