Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser's office hosting statewide meetings to help develop a Civil Rights Trail

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MONROE, La (KNOE) Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser has announced a series of statewide meetings over the next several months to help identify locations for the new Louisiana Civil Rights Trail. This trail will help tell the overarching story Louisiana played in the Civil Rights Movement.

Meeting at the Northeast La. Delta African American Heritage Museum in Monroe to get input on Civil Rights Trail

Nine meetings are scheduled across the state.. On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 a meeting was held at the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum on Chennault Drive in Monroe. These gatherings are designed to get valuable input from citizens across Louisiana, to identify and interpret historic events, physical structures, and locations that helped shape Civil Rights history.

“We got the ball rolling late last year when we gathered citizens, stakeholders, civic leaders, and lawmakers in Baton Rouge to begin the initial process of sharing ideas in the development of the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “That meeting was the foundation to this next step of traveling across Louisiana in order to get a full appreciation of the potential important stories, people, and locations in our state that highlight an important time in our history.”

If you’d like to give input on someone you think was instrumental in the Civil Rights movement feel free to contact Ross Slacks at 318-342-8889 or email rossslacks@aol.com .