Iconic civil rights activist Frankie Muse Freeman has died at the age of 101.
In 1946, she was the first woman to be appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
She also served as the lead counsel and won the landmark case against the St. Louis Housing Authority, which put an end to legal racial discrimination in public housing.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Freeman's death was confirmed by her daughter Shelbe Patricia Bullock on Friday evening.
"She went peacefully with her family beside her," said Bullock, according to the Post-Dispatch. "We ask for privacy until Sunday so we can plan services. She was a marvelous, warm woman, and we want to send her off in a good way."