Black History Month: Celebrating the Columbia African American Heritage Trail

  • Completed in 2020, the two-mile Columbia African American Heritage Trail in central Columbia highlights the 200-year history of the city's Black community.  Thanks to the work of the Sharp End Heritage Committee in conjunction with Columbia Parks and Recreation and the support of several local businesses and individuals, the community has the opportunity to learn more about the significant achievements and contributions made by the people and institutions in Columbia's Black community throughout our history.

    Columbia Public Schools scholars have the opportunity to explore the trail through field trips sponsored by the MAC Scholars Program.  

  • Expanding our local historical knowledge through the African American Heritage Trail

    • James Whitt
    • Sharp End Heritage Committee
    • Columbia Parks and Recreation
    • The businesses and individuals who supported the project.