New trail to open in celebration of Columbia's black history
Columbia officials have approved the route of a walking trail to honor the city's black history. The Columbia Missourian reports that the City Council on Monday unanimously approved a plan to complete the African-American Heritage Trail. The 2-mile trail will commemorate over 30 sites identified as important to the black community's history. The project includes 21 historical markers, such as one memorializing the historic black business district Sharp End.