Louisiana: 4 more meetings to find civil rights trail sites


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Office of Tourism has scheduled five meetings around the state to help identify locations for a civil rights trail to share Louisiana’s role in the movement.

The first of the five scheduled meetings happened on Tuesday at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen.

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

The next meeting is in Bogalusa on July 31. 

Others will be in Franklin, Grambling and Vacherie.

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

Nungesser says more will 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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