Frankie Freeman

Frankie Freeman speaking at her induction into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Emanuele Berry | St. Louis Public Radio

There’s a new name gracing the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Today a star was dedicated to civil rights advocate and attorney Frankie Muse Freeman.

The 98-year-old Freeman was surrounded by loved ones and admirers as she received her star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame on Delmar Boulevard.

Civil disobedience is a likely next step among those protesting the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Highway shutdowns plans, for example, were announced last weekend, and there was a small short-lived shutdown then. Additional shutdowns are planned.

(via NAACP Release)

St. Louis attorney and civil rights activist Frankie Freeman is to be honored in two ways Thursday.

Along with receiving the 96th Spingarn Medal from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Freeman's home state has also announced another recognition.

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon has proclaimed July 28 "Frankie Muse Freeman Day."

(via NAACP Release)

A long-time St. Louis attorney and civil rights activist is this year's recipient of the top award from the NAACP.

Frankie Freeman will receive the 96th Spingarn Medal from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in July.

She was honored Wednesday on the floor by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who called the medal an appropriate recognition of Freeman's 60-plus years of civil  rights activism.