November/December 2008 issue
National Park Service Site: ďAfrican-
American Life in St. Louis, 1804-1865"
October 27, 2008,
Memorial in St.
Louis added a new feature to their website
entitled "African-American Life in St. Louis,
1804-1865." The website includes information
gathered by National Park Service historians and
interns after over a decade of research into St.
Louis court documents and newspapers.
The comprehensive exhibit contains databases
culled from original documents in the archives
of the St. Louis Circuit Court, the City of St.
Louis, the National Archives, the Missouri
Historical Society, and Jefferson National
The site is organized into "Freedom Suits,"
"Emancipations," "Slave Sales," and "Freedom
Licenses," and there is also a section on
"Running Away" which is linked to the National
Park Service's Underground Railroad Network
to Freedom project.