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Posted on 08.12.09
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  • Posted on 08.12.09


Margaret Bush Wilson, a real estate lawyer here for more than sixty years, died yesterday.

Imagine what she had seen! An alumna of Sumner High School, she studied under Mahatma Ghandi in India, was the second woman of color admitted to practice law in Missouri, was on the legal team for the landmark Shelley v. Kramer case, helped organize the Jefferson Bank protests, and was the first woman to chair the national NAACP.

Bill Clay called Margaret Bush Wilson irreplaceable, and he is right. Kim and I extend our personal condolences to her family and friends, and I offer the thanks of her City for a life so well-lived.