Meet the Markers
The Louisiana Civil Rights Trail tells the stories of Louisiana people, places and events that shaped American history. Louisiana Civil Rights Trail interpretive markers are being placed at those sites that played a significant role in the national Civil Rights Movement.
The markers may be viewed here, but you are encouraged to visit the trail sites to meet the markers personally.
William Frantz Elementary School
3811 North Galvez Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70117
Robert "Bob" Hicks House
920 Robert "Bob" Hicks St, Bogalusa, LA 70427
On November 14, 1960 three six-year-old girls– Leona Tate, Tessie Prevost, and Gail Etienne – integrated McDonogh 19. Known as the "McDonogh Three," they were escorted by U.S. Marshalls and were the only students to attend school.
Camp Beauregard – 761st Tank Battalion
From 1940-1944, Louisiana hosted a series of military maneuvers designed to train soldiers for all aspects of Army Ground Forces operations.
Dooky Chase's Restaurant
Dooky Chase's Restaurant gained notoriety as a safe place where people of all races could sit down to meet and discuss strategies for the Civil Rights Movement.
Old State Capitol
The Baton Rouge Bus Boycott launched on June 13, 1953. It was a historic move by black residents who were seeking fair treatment from the local bus company.
Little Union Baptist Church
Little Union Baptist Church was an epicenter of civil rights activities in Shreveport because of the dynamic leadership of Rev. Claude Clifford McLain, who served the church for 32 years.
Bogalusa to Baton Rouge March
800 Third Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801