New plaques celebrate African-American Heritage Trail – News – Columbia Daily Tribune


Barbra Horrell never got to sink her teeth into one of Annie Fisher’s famous beaten biscuits, but she imagines they must have been “mighty good.”

Horrell’s high school math teacher, Ms. Turner, would invite her students over for Christmas Day to try her best imitation of Fisher’s mouth-watering creation. They were tasty, Horrell said, but nobody could make them like Annie.

The Sharp End Heritage Committee unveiled two plaques commemorating local black history today — one at the site of the Douglass Pool and the original Russell Chapel on Providence Avenue, and another at the site of Fisher’s home on Park Avenue.

The pool and park were constructed in 1938 and served Columbia’s black community while segregationist policies prohibited blacks from enjoying other public…

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