Robert "Bob" Hicks

Robert "Bob" Hicks (HM1Y6T)

Location: Bogalusa, LA 70427 Washington Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 46.252', W 89° 50.765'

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(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.
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HM NumberHM1Y6T
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Placed ByThe Robert "Bob" Hicks Foundation & International Paper
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Date Added Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 227594 N 3407671
Decimal Degrees30.77086667, -89.84608333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 46.252', W 89° 50.765'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 46' 15.12" N, 89° 50' 45.9" W
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Area Code(s)985
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 946-968 Robert "Bob" Hicks St, Bogalusa LA 70427, US
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