Bogalusa in Washington Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Robert "Bob" Hicks/ Robert "Bob" Hicks Street
(Feb. 20, 1929 - Apr. 13, 2010)
Fueled by discriminatory practices & violent intimidation that permeated his community, threatened his family & friends, Mr. Hicks developed an unquenchable thirst for justice & equality. He "sparked the spirits" of people & communities. His involvement in planning rallies, marches, daily demonstrations, boycotts, organizing armed protection for targets of racially & politically motivated violence, & initiating successful legal challenges helped topple segregation ending "separate but unequal" practices in education, employment, law, government, voting rights, healthcare & housing. As a NAACP member, Treasurer of Prince Hall Masons, President of Bogalusa Chapter of Deacons for Defense and Justice, Pres. of Crown Zellerbach's segregated Union (International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite & Paper Mill Workers), and first African American supervisor in the mill's box plant, Hicks remained a staunch advocate for justice for all Americans and was an ordinary man with the courage to do extraordinary things.
On Feb. 1, 1965, learning of a Ku Klux Klan plan to bomb his home, Robert Hicks & his family were told
Erected by The Robert "Bob" Hicks Foundation & International Paper.
Location. 30° 46.252′ N, 89° 50.765′ W. Marker is in Bogalusa, Louisiana, in Washington Parish. Marker is at the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 924 E Robert "Bob" Hicks Street, Bogalusa LA 70427, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bogalusa's Birthplace (approx. 1.4 miles away); At This Very Site (approx. 1½ miles away); Deputy O'Neal Moore (approx. 8.6 miles away); Old Choctaw Trail (approx. 13 miles away).
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