Just like music tells a story, Louisiana’s African-American Heritage Trail brings together histories, personalities and achievements in a way that no single museum ever could. Walk the streets where jazz was born. Learn about America's first black governor.
Hear how enslaved blacks fled the plantations to fight for the Union army. And how one man's refusal to move from his seat on a train led to a long struggle against segregation and the eventual triumph of the Civil Rights movement. It all happened right here, in a place like no other. Louisiana.