Episode 54: The Civil Rights Trail – Stories From The Saga
When the story of the protests for more civil rights in Louisiana is told there were several key stops along the way including a church in Shreveport, a march to Bogalusa and Dooky Chase restaurant in New Orleans. Organizer Brenda McKinley and former TV news anchor Norman Robinson join Errol Laborde, executive editor of Louisiana Life, along with podcast producer Kelly Massicot to tell stories about the height of the Civil Rights struggle. The story is now made more visual by the state’s new Civil Rights trail, which provides informational trail markers and web-based information about the saga.
Oh yes, we’ll also hear about Ray Charles and his mention of Dooky Chase in one of his songs.