Columbia approves route for walking trail honoring black history | News Tribune

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Columbia officials have approved the route of a walking trail to honor the city's black history. . . .

The project includes 21 historical markers, some of which are already in place.

The trail's first marker memorializes Sharp End, the historic black business district that was demolished in the 1960s during the city's urban renewal process. The route will pass other famous spots, such as the home of African-American composer and pianist J.W. "Blind" Boone.

MoBikeFed comment: The project was unanimously approved by the Columbia City Council.

Historic walking tours of this type have become increasingly popular in communities across Missouri.