The Springfield-Greene County African American Heritage Trail will be a physical entity comprised of 20 sites dedicated to the formerly unrecognized contributions made by people of African descent to the history of the community.
At each of these sites, a descriptive plaque has been placed. We are team of citizens dedicated to the research and dissemination of the history of the African American people of Springfield and Greene County.
We identify sites and provide bronze plaques honoring that site as deeply significant to the story of people of color of Springfield and Greene County.
The Mission of the Trail is to continue to research and publish previously undocumented history and to involve the Springfield community in the identification and celebration of the contributions made by people of color to the community.
In pursuit of that goal, the trail’s initial sites will follow along Jordan Creek Greenway and the link with historical markers in partnership with the City of Springfield, Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Ozark Greenways, Missouri State and Drury universities.