Civil rights trail forum moved

Published 3:42 am Saturday, July 27, 2019

A public meeting to discuss the future planned Louisiana Civil Rights Trail will be held Wednesday, July 31, at 1 p.m. at Bogalusa City Hall, located at 214 Arkansas Ave. This is a change from the previously announced location.

The meeting will be in the city hall conference room (“Team Bogalusa Unified Incident Command Center”) located near the financial department.

For more information, call Barbara Hicks-Collins at 504-237-4656 or Sharon Calcote at 225-342-8146.

The Robert “Bob” Hicks Foundation invites the public to come out and identify and interpret Bogalusa’s historic events, activities, individuals, physical structures and locations that helped shape Louisiana history, for the new Louisiana Civil Rights Trail.

“Bogalusa and Washington Parish have a rich civil rights history that helped shape the United States’ civil rights history,” said Barbara Hicks-Collins, executive director of the foundation. “Come out and help tell our story.”

“The trail will help share the overarching role Louisiana played in the United States’ civil rights movement,” Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said. “Continuing this important work by reaching out to more communities is an absolute necessity to ensure we capture and share this history as best we can.”

The staff of the Louisiana Office of Tourism will facilitate the meeting, along with Sharon Calcote, Glenda McKinley and Norman Robinson.