African-American heritage is focus of Louisiana website
A new website explores the many historic sites and tributes to be found along the state's African American Heritage Trail.
The Louisiana Office of Tourism created a website that makes it easy to chart your tour of landmarks highlighting the history of African American culture in the state. Titled A Story Like No Other, the website encompasses more than 30 places and attractions.
The site was launched during a ceremony in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans – America's oldest African-American neighborhood and home to four sites along the heritage trail.
A Story Like No Other opens to a video featuring a song performed by Grammy winner Chris Thomas King, a Louisiana native, with music arranged by New Orleans composer Jay Weigel. Site users can explore trail sites with an interactive map, image gallery, blog and audio vignettes narrated by Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr. Free itineraries that follow the trail region by region are available for download on the site.
The African American Heritage Trail, developed and promoted by the Office of Tourism, takes visitors to museums, heritage sites, institutions and cultural attractions in all corners of Louisiana.
To learn more about Louisiana's African American Heritage Trail, visit A Story Like No Other. And be sure to download the new iPhone app for the trail. It was the first app of its kind for tourism in Louisiana and includes such features as directions to trail sites, GPS coordinates, maps, photos and more. Visitors can download the app for free to an iPhone, iPad or iPod from the App Store, iTunes or at AStoryLikeNoOther.com/iphone.