Civil Rights educational, commemorative program at Plymouth Rock Aug. 23, 25
PLAQUEMINE - Plaquemine was the scene of many civil rights demonstrations in 1963, according to Linda Johnson
The old Plymouth Rock Baptist Church on Court St. was one of them. Police rode horses into the church and shot teargas, she said.
The sanctuary moved to 58830 Iron Farm Road in 1971 and will host an educational forum Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. and commemorative program Sunday, Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. to honor the 50th Anniversary of those events.
The events at Plymouth Rock Baptist Church in 1963 occurred in August and September with infamous civil rights meetings. Some people were jailed during this time, organizer Johnson said.
“We would like to acknowledge the participation of the persons involved,” Johnson said.
If you participated in any of the events or have any memorabilia from that time, please contact Plymouth Rock Baptist Church at 225-687-2150 or 225-223-4432 to be apart of the program.