Freedom Suits Memorial Unveiling

    A circuit clerk stumbled upon a number of boxed stored in the basement of a downtown St. Louis office building. In those boxes where hidden stories about enslaved people who dared to stand up and fight. Almost six decades before the civil war, 300 brave men and women used a St. Lous court to sue for their freedom. They’re called the “Freedom Suits”. In memory of those courageous people the city of St. Louis will pay tribute to them with a memorial statue. In this segment you’ll learn about the Freedom Suits. We visited Peoria, Illinois and heard first-hand from the sculptor about his vision for the statue. Then you’ll see how St. Louis city will come together for an unveiling of the memorial statue.