Map laid out for upcoming MLK Outdoor Learning Trail

Map laid out for upcoming MLK Outdoor Learning Trail

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus State University and Chattahoochee Valley Community College partnered with local organization Turn Around Columbus to create a heritage tour and map for mid-town Columbus.

The Martin Luther King Outdoor Learning Trail will be about five miles long and start from where Rigdon Road meets with Macon Road all the way down to Bay Avenue.

Their goal is also to identify some important sites along the trail that will tell the story of about 200 years of African American experiences in Columbus.

"A very useful way of thinking about Columbus," said Amanda Rees, professor at CSU. "We're actually linking into the black heritage trail that was established by the National Park Service in the year 2000.  So we're just helping to sort of extend it a little bit and giving it a little bit of life."

About 10 students worked at different stations, having conversations with the public about the maps and inform the students of people and places that they have knowledge of.

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