In light of Black History Month in February, it’s a good time to check out the Springfield-Greene County African American Heritage Trail. The trail winds its way throughout neighborhoods in midtown and downtown Springfield.
It marks several sites highlighting formerly unrecognized contributions made by people of African descent to the history of the community.
One of the trail organizers is Lyle Foster. He’s a business owner and faculty member in the department of sociology and anthropology at Missouri State University. Foster shares more about this meaningful project.