HOUMA, La. (AP) — Terrebonne Parish school officials hope to commemorate one of the parish's remaining remnants of racial segregation with help through a state program.

The Terrebonne Parish School Board voted unanimously earlier this month for the administration to research criteria to apply for the state's Historical Marker Program.

The Courier reports several parish schools are near or over 100 years old, but the school behind the request is Southdown Elementary in Houma. School Board member Greg Harding says the school was the parish's only one for African-Americans.

Superintendent Philip Martin says few such schools still remain in the state. Martin said he will begin the application process soon with the goal of applying in 2015.


Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com