The African-American history trail in the city of Columbia has set itself apart from cities, both large and small.
We not only acknowledge our collective history as citizens of this community, but also to celebrate the African-American history, which has been hidden and untold.
Although those monuments are no longer with us, the fact that we are able to establish these plaques in prominent locations will allow the generations coming after us, for many, many years, to know that the history is no longer hidden.
"The voices are no longer silent.” said Vicki Russell who played a part in researching for the Columbia’s African-American Heritage Trail project for African-American history in the city at Douglass Pool, the Original Russell Chapel and the Annie Fisher House.
By Mac R. Whaley, KBIA Radio Sep 19, 2018