Frankie Freeman

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 civilĀ  rights activism.