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Missouri State Archives
Missouri's African American History

The Missouri State Archives' African American History Initiative began in October 2001. The initiative aims to create a broad public awareness of the rich contributions of African Americans to the state, as well as offer new resources to historians and others studying Missouri's black history.

Guide to African American History at the Missouri State Archives

Timeline of Missouri's African American History

African American History Educational Materials

Missouri 's Early Slave Laws: A History in Documents

Before Dred Scott: Freedom Suits in Antebellum Missouri

Progress Amidst Prejudice: Portraits of African Americans in Missouri, 1880-1920

Dred Scott

St. Louis Circuit Court Historical Records Project: Freedom Suits

The Long Road to Dred Scott:  Personhood and the Rule of Law in the Trial Court Records of St. Louis Slave Freedom Suits pdf file

United States Colored Troops in Missouri