Court archives reveal Missouri slaves' fights for freedom

Scholar will discuss the St. Louis freedom suits at MU on Tuesday
Monday, April 25, 2011 | 5:44 p.m. CDT; updated 4:29 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 26, 2011

COLUMBIA — Kenneth Winn compared the find to something out of an Indiana Jones movie. For more than 150 years, the documents, folded into thirds and sealed with a red ribbon, were slowly covered in the dust of basement coal fires.