After the Civil War, it would take more than law and more than 100 years to make rights real. It would take bravery–a fearlessness–a level of courage almost impossible to fathom in today’s world. How do you go from slavery to freedom when there’s no blueprint?
Civil Rights activists of the ‘50s and ‘60s inherited a legacy of courage and resilience passed on through the generations. On the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail, discover the real-life heroes who strategized, organized, preached, marched, boycotted, stood up, sat down, and sang for change. Real people who dedicated themselves and their lives to Making Rights Real.