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.