BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Louisiana Office of Tourism has announced meetings across the state of Louisiana to discuss a new design of the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.

According to the Louisiana Office of Tourism, the proposed plan is to change the trail through a site nomination process and the meetings will offer an overview of the new trail.

“The new Louisiana African American Heritage Trail will focus on stories and sites visitors to our state can experience,” said Billy Nungesser, Lieutenant Governor. “Just as in the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail, there are more stories to be told and more contributions needing recognition. I encourage everyone to get involved, attend a meeting in their area, and help ensure this trail includes all the stories, people and locations that play a critical role in this huge part of Louisiana’s history.”

The Louisiana African American Heritage Trail will traverse the themes of music, literature, entrepreneurship, invention, agriculture, commerce, and much more, according to the Louisiana Office of Tourism.

Here are the scheduled meetings for the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail:

Monday, Oct. 9

  • Lafayette Regional Meeting
  • Clifton Chenier Center
  • 10 a.m.
  • Lake Charles Regional Meeting
  • DOTD Lake Charles District Headquarters
  • 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

  • Alexandria Regional Meeting
  • Rapides Public Library – Westside Regional Library
  • 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

  • Shreveport Regional Meeting
  • Bossier Arts Council
  • 10 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 12

  • Monroe Regional Meeting
  • Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum
  • 10 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 16

  • Baton Rouge Regional Meeting
  • Louisiana State Library, Capitol View Room
  • 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

  • New Orleans Regional Meeting
  • New Orleans Jazz Museum
  • 10 a.m.
  • Houma Regional Meeting
  • Terrebonne Public Library – Main Branch
  • 3 p.m.