Welcome to the Springfield-Greene County African American Heritage Trail.

The creation of the Springfield-Greene County African American Heritage Trail is made possible through a public-private partnership. The trail will wind its way throughout the Springfield Midtown and Downtown neighborhoods, with signage highlighting 20 different historic points of interest. There are a variety of stories to be told – of faith, friendship, perseverance, music, and community – that will help us move forward together.

Community Remembrance Coalition Soil Collection Ceremony

Held Saturday, Sept. 19

Watch members of Springfield’s Community Remembrance Coalition, Springfield NAACP and representatives of Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City collect and archive soil from the 1906 lynching site of Horace Duncan, Fred Coker and Will Allen on Park Central Square. Duncan, Coker and Allen were among at least 60 African American victims of racial terror lynching in Missouri between 1877 and 1950.


exterior photo of lincoln hall on the O T C campus

Lincoln School

monument reading lincoln memorial cemetery

Lincoln Memorial Cemetery

Alberta's Hotel

Alberta’s Hotel

exterior photo of historic Gibson Chapel

Church Square South

historic black and white photo of graham's ribs restaurant

Coming Soon: Graham’s Rib Station and Modern Motel Court

aerial photo of park central square: a road surrounding an open square

Park Central Square: 1906 Easter Lynchings