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 by police that they could not protect them. The Klan was furious that Hicks was housing 2 white civil rights workers and demanded they leave that night. Aware of the danger, Hicks said 'no' to
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Location. 30° 46.252′ N, 89° 50.765′ W. Marker is in Bogalusa, Louisiana, in Washington Parish. Marker is at the intersection of East Robert "Bob" Hicks Street and Marx Avenue, on the right on East Robert "Bob" Hicks Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 924 E. Robert "Bob" Hicks Street, Bogalusa LA 70427, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 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).
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Peace • Politics •
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