Here's the latest on the St. Louis Circuit Court Historical Records Project, which contains a lot of freedom suits, that are now available on-line at Washington University's library. The video features David Konig talking about the project and its significance.
I'm deeply interested in ways that enslaved people brought their owners to account, even if they're free and far between. And also important is making original sources available to researchers everywhere -- I've written some about this in the context of the Library of Virginia, which has a fabulous website with chancery cases and also has microfilm of lots more court records. They are real treasures.
Thanks to Liz Sepper for the pointer to this.