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Civil Rights champion honored at Kiener Plaza Tuesday

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Mississippi Gov. Paul Johnson, right, reads a statement before the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights which opened a public hearing in Jackson, February 16, 1965. Mississippi Gov. Paul Johnson, right, reads a statement before the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights which opened a public hearing in Jackson, February 16, 1965.

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A champion for Civil Rights will be honored in downtown St. Louis Tuesday.

Frankie Muse Freeman, the first woman appointed to the 1964 Civil Rights Commission will be on hand to see the unveiling of a statue in her honor at Kiener Plaza.

Freeman, 103, served under five U.S. presidents. State Representative Bruce Franks Jr. and U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will join Mayor Lyda Krewson at the 2.p.m ceremony.

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