Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Loester "L.D." Land
Loester "L.D.” Land spent forty years as an educator, civic and church leader. Though his contributions to black education will always be remembered, one of his most notable contributions was his effort to strengthen the voting power & representation of African Americans. L.D. Land, with others in Grambling and black leaders in Ruston, successfully led a court challenge against at-large member districts for Lincoln Parish governmental bodies - municipal governments, school boards and police juries. This legal victory led to the reappointment and the creation of single-member districts. This achievement served as a model throughout the South to ensure that African Americans could win local elections.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Charity & Public Work.
Location. 32° 32.273′ N, 92° 42.822′ W. Marker is in Grambling, Louisiana, in Lincoln Parish. Marker can be reached from Legends Drive (State Highway 149) 0.3 miles south of Highway 20, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tommy Lee Agee (here, next to this marker); Sarah Jane Richmond (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ruth Bradford (here, next to this marker); Mrs. Ruby Lee Weekly Billups (here, next to this marker); Dr. Arthur Daniel "A.D." Smith, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Thomas Morehead (here, next to this marker); Mr. Levis Jackson (here, next to this marker); Henry Louis Dyer (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grambling.
More about this marker. Located in the Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.