Mooretown, Shreveport, Louisiana

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Mooretown (also known as Motown by many of its residents) is a neighborhood within the city limits of Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. It is located approximately 5 miles West of downtown. At one time, Mooretown was an independent town. In the early 1900s, a group of African-Americans led by Giles D. Moore formed a completely African-American community outside of Shreveport. The city limits of Shreveport spread, and soon after the end of World War II it was incorporated into the city limits.[1]


  1. ^ Brock, Eric John (2001). Eric Brock's Shreveport. Pelican Publishing Company. pp. 128–131. ISBN 978-1-56554-870-1.