African American Heritage Trail

THEY BLAZED MANY TRAILS. NOW RETRACE THEIR FOOTSTEPS.

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.

Apply to have your African American heritage business or location be part of this official trail system.

Trail Sites

Trip Ideas

Explore these itineraries and trip ideas to experience the African American Heritage Trail.