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Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011-05-27

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Mosnier, Joseph
Creator:Hicks, Charles Ray, 1945-
Creator:Hicks, Valeria Payton
Creator:Collins, Barbara Maria, 1947-
Creator:Burras, Carol Cummings, 1945-
Creator:Hicks, Robert Lawrence, 1948-
Creator:Hicks, Darryl Robertson
Creator:Hicks, Gregory Vincent, 1950-
Creator:Hicks family
Title:Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011-05-27
Date:2011 May 27

The Hicks family remembers their childhood in segregated Bogalusa, Louisiana, and their father, Robert Hicks, a local civil rights leader. They recall leading a children's civil rights march in Bogalusa to protest discrimination at Woolworth's, hosting two white civil rights workers, Bill Yates and Steve Miller, and being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Hicks, Robert, 1929-2010 | Jenkins, Gayle, d. 2002 | Anderson, Fletcher, 1938- | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Louisiana--Bogalusa | Discrimination in employment--Louisiana--Bogalusa | Crown Zellerbach Corporation | Deacons for Defense and Justice | Bogalusa Voters League | School integration--Louisiana--Bogalusa | United States, Louisiana, Washington Parish, Bogalusa, 30.7910204, -89.8486858 | United States, Louisiana, Washington Parish
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
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Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0017/