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    Louisiana offers a melting pot of unique cultural experiences, especially in the historic and vibrant cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. When you combine the flair and flavor of Louisiana with rich civil rights heritage, you are sure to create an unforgettable and enlightening travel experience. In New Orleans, take a tour of William Frantz Elementary School and be inspired by the bravery of 6-year-old Ruby Bridges. Visit the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, the driving force behind the city’s school integration rulings. Step inside the New Zion Baptist Church, where the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was founded. And in Baton Rouge, take in the beautiful art deco design of the Louisiana State Capitol.


    When you’re ready to experience the history of the United States Civil Rights Trail firsthand, download a state itinerary. These guides have information about the sites you can visit in each state as well as directions and other useful tools to help you successfully plan your trip.





    The U.S. Civil Rights Trail is a collection of churches, courthouses, schools, museums and other landmarks in the Southern states and beyond that played a pivotal role in advancing social justice in the 1950s and 1960s, shifting the course of history. We started this podcast to continue our mission of motivation people to learn more, see more and feel more. Through this podcast we will tell deeper stories of the Civil Rights Movement from people who were there and made a difference.


    • Season 1 – Alabama

    • Season 2 – Mississippi

    • Season 3 – South Carolina

    • Season 4 – Louisiana

    • Season 5 – Tennessee

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