Bogalusa in Washington Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Robert “Bob” Hicks
(Feb. 20, 1929 - Apr. 13, 2010)
Inscription. 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.
May 6, 2017
1. Robert "Bob" Hicks Marker
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 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.
May 6, 2017
2. Robert "Bob" Hicks Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bogalusa's Birthplace (approx. 1.4 miles away).
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Peace • Politics •
May 6, 2017
3. Robert "Bob" Hicks Marker
May 5, 2017
4. Robert "Bob" Hicks House
House listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 7, 2017.