After 13 years on the drawing board, a civil rights museum in New Orleans appears to be far from becoming a reality in Louisiana.
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne tells The Advocate given the fiscal condition of the state, he doesn't see it becoming a priority.
The pace of the project frustrates former state Sen. Diana Bajoie, who originally pitched the museum to the Legislature in 1999.
Bajoie introduced legislation establishing the Louisiana Civil Rights Museum as the state's official civil rights museum.
Former State Senator Diana Bajoie is the newest member of the New Orleans City Council. Mayor Mitch Landrieu appointed the longtime legislator to represent District B for the next six months.