Woolworths Sit-In where university students demonstrated at lunch counter
Woolworths Sit-In: All seven university students who demonstrated at
Woolworth’s lunch counter in New Orleans in 1960
were arrested, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned
their convictions.
Woman At Bus Boycott
Woman at Boycott: The Baton Rouge Bus Boycott of 1953 provided the blueprint
for the Montgomery boycott two years later.

Right to Assemble

Louisiana Civil Rights Museum

Black Americans in Louisiana lit the first and brightest freedom torch for Civil Rights in America as early as the 1800s. They launched strong, proactive challenges to racial barriers – access to restaurants, stores, theaters and transportation – for over 100 years. The pioneering efforts of Louisiana activists paved the way for the modern Civil Rights Movement.