Adrenée Glover Freeman, Esq., a skilled and talented attorney, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 22, 1950 to Lillie B. Jordan Glover and the late Captain Alton Glover.
Freeman was a 1967 honor graduate of C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia, South Carolina and a National Achievement Scholar. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University and graduated from the Law School of Rutgers University.
While living in New Jersey, she held a number of high-profile positions: Assistant to the Executive Director of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, Deputy Attorney general for the state of New Jersey, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, and Deputy Commissioner in the Department of Banking. She also served in other legal capacities before returning to Columbia in 1986.
In Columbia, she was active in many civic and legal activities. She served on the boards of directors for Helpline of the Midlands, Inc., Fair Share Housing Development, Inc., Respite House, and USC Women’s Studies Community Business Board. She was secretary of the Victory Savings Bank and served on the SCANA Columbia Regional Advisory Board. Freeman also participated as an attorney/advisor in the Legal Clinic for the YWCA Women’s Resource Center and was a member of the Columbia chapter of Jack and Jill of America. Freeman was a member of the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Lawyers Association, and the Columbia Lawyers Association.
Freeman died unexpectedly at the age of forty-two on November 28, 1992 leaving two daughters, Savannah and Karma Frierson, who continue to exemplify their mother’s legacy of excellence and achievement.
In 1993, in honor of her many contributions, the University of South Carolina established the Adrenée Glover Freeman Memorial Lecture in African-American Women’s Studies.