The Cascades History & Culture Trail celebrates the remarkable African American neighborhoods, businesses, and people surrounding this Tallahassee trail and Florida A&M University. CG was selected to bring these seldom-told stories to life in a series of 18 interpretive panels.
As part of the research process, local historian and educator Althemese Barnes interviewed community members whose anecdotes, research, and photos are prominently featured. With discussions of family life, churches, education, Black-owned businesses, and community activists, the panels along the trail paint a picture of what life was like in mid-century Tallahassee—and the community that thrived despite racial, economic and social injustices.
The trail will also feature public art installations, playground, skateable art, and a new community gathering space. Construction of the stations will begin in the fall of 2022.