Slavery in St. Louis

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Slavery in St. Louis is a traveling exhibit created by the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.

The Slavery in St. Louis exhibit explores the growth of slavery in St. Louis in the context of the politics, economics, and history of the area during the 18th and 19th centuries.  This exhibit uses primary sources, historical artifacts, and individual accounts of enslaved persons to illustrate the history of slavery in St. Louis.

Presenting sponsors:

Law Library Association of St. Louis
The Freedom Suits Memorial Foundation

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The Slavery in St. Louis exhibit runs from Tuesday September 3 through Tuesday October 1, 2024.

For more information and for sponsorship opportunities, contact Library Director Gail Wechsler at or 314-622-4470.

More information about the exhibit coming soon!