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The Louisiana Tourism Office has announced the launch of the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail and its website www.LouisianaCivilRightsTrail.com. The Louisiana Civil Rights Trail is a cultural tourism tour that invites visitors to discover sites related to the events of the 1950’s and 60’s that placed the state of Louisiana at the center of the national civil rights movement. It invites visitors to explore Louisiana’s leading role in the civil rights era, touching on culture, commerce, desegregation, protests, and tells the compelling stories of the people who dedicated their lives to making civil rights a reality in Louisiana.

« Baton Rouge was the site of our nation’s first bus boycott. It was that boycott that inspired the Montgomery bus boycott two years later, » said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.

In the coming months, markers will be placed throughout the state to honor the Civil Rights Movement. A story of pride. A story of courage. The story of civil rights in Louisiana. Making rights real.

More information here: https://www.louisianacivilrightstrail.com/

Contact: Article Onze Tourisme, Travel South USA Representative in France, Céline Mahéo, Email: cmaheo@articleonze.com