All Raycom Media stations aired in February the documentary “Trail of Hope - The Journey to Equality.” The hour-long program follows the path of the civil rights movement through churches, courthouses, jails and other historic sites in the South. It was inspired by the United States Civil Rights Trail, a historic initiative of 14 state tourism departments to link pivotal landmarks and share the stories of civil rights activists. Producer Dave McNamara created the program with help from many Raycom stations.
“Many of the communities served by Raycom Media television stations were at the forefront of our nation’s civil rights movement,” said Raycom Media President and CEO Pat LaPlatney. “These are important stories to tell and we are honored to be part of this effort to share and preserve them.”