From April 22 to May 22, 2019, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser will host a series of meetings in cities across Louisiana to help identify locations for the new Louisiana Civil Rights Trail. According to a press release from the Louisiana Office of Tourism, this trail “will help tell the overarching story Louisiana played in the Civil Rights Movement.” A total of nine meetings will be held, beginning in New Orleans on April 22 and ending in Lake Charles on May 22. A meeting will be held in Shreveport, 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 at Valencia Recreation Center.
Citizens who would like to help organizers identify and interpret historic events, physical structures, and locations that helped shape Civil Rights history in their local community are invited to attend the meetings and take part. The statewide meetings will provide an overview of the project, discuss the nomination process and criteria, as well as answer questions attendees may have.
Louisiana Civil Rights Trail Meeting with Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser
- Valencia Park Community Center