(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.
|Placed By||The Robert "Bob" Hicks Foundation & International Paper|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 227594 N 3407671|
|Decimal Degrees||30.77086667, -89.84608333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 46.252', W 89° 50.765'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 46' 15.12" N, 89° 50' 45.9" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 946-968 Robert "Bob" Hicks St, Bogalusa LA 70427, US|
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