Funeral arrangements made for civil rights lawyer Margaret Bush Wilson - KMOV.com

Funeral arrangements made for civil rights lawyer Margaret Bush Wilson

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Funeral arrangements have been made for pioneering civil rights lawyer Margaret Bush Wilson.

The funeral will be held Tuesday August 18th at:

All Saints Episcopal Church

2831 N. Kingshighway

9:00am to 11:00am view the body/visitation

11:00am service

Following ceremony upstairs in church after service

Wilson was a former national chair of the NAACP and a native to St. Louis. She was 90.

Wilson had continued practicing law until June. Her son, Robert E. Wilson III, said she died Tuesday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital of multiple organ failure.

Wilson was born in 1919, one year before women won the right to vote in 1920, and broke barriers in her career.

She was the second black woman to pass the Missouri Bar after graduating from the former Lincoln Law School, which had been created for blacks in Missouri.

Wilson worked on the historic Shelley v. Kramer case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that housing covenants which excluded blacks from neighborhoods are unenforceable.

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