Meetings scheduled to determine Civil Rights Trail sites in Louisiana

Don Ames
July 21, 2019 - 9:42 am

Five more meetings have been scheduled by the Louisiana Office of Tourism  to help identify locations for a civil rights trail to show Louisiana's role in the movement.

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says it's important to learn about stories, people and locations that highlight the times.

The additional meetings will take place around the state

The new meetings begin July 30 at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen. Others will be in Bogalusa, Franklin, Grambling and Vacherie.

Nungesser's office held meetings in April and May in nine locations including New Orleans, Lafayette, Monroe and Shreveport.

He says more will still need to be scheduled.

Some sites in New Orleans and Baton Rouge already are part of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail in 15 states and Washington, D.C.

Mississippi began its Freedom Trail in 2011. It now has 25 sites.

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