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Louisiana to create statewide Civil Rights Trail

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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s office is holding meetings across the state later this month and in May to choose locations for a Civil Rights Trail in Louisiana.

Nungesser’s office, which oversees tourism efforts, says the trail will tell visitors about Louisiana’s role in the civil rights movement. The meetings are to get “a full appreciation” of the locations, people, and stories across the state that played an important role in civil rights history.

According to WWLTV, there will be nine meetings, with the first taking place in Hammond and New Orleans. Meetings will then be held in Alexandria, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, Opelousas, Shreveport, and Thibodaux through May 22.


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