For Immediate Release

Sharon Calcote
Louisiana Byways Director


The Office of Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser Hosts
Louisiana Civil Rights Trail Meetings

LAKE CHARLES, La. (May 14, 2019)—Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser has announced work on a new project: The Louisiana Civil Rights Trail. This trail will tell the overarching story of the role that Louisiana citizens played in the state and national Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s.

A series of statewide meetings will be held to meet with constituents across the state to identify and interpret those events and sites that helped to shape history and tell the stories of the role that Louisiana played in this era.

The creation of the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail will recognize the achievements of individuals involved in the movement, recognize sites that served as staging areas for Civil Rights actions and finally bring them together for a holistic Louisiana Civil Rights Movement story. The statewide meetings will provide an overview of the project, discuss site nomination criteria and answer any questions.

The meeting in Lake Charles will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, 4310 Ryan St., from 2-4 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Sharon Calcote, Louisiana Byways Director, at (225) 342-8146 or send an e-mail to