The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.15.1a, 2011.174.15.1b, 2011.174.15.1c, 2011.174.15.1d, 2011.174.15.1e, 2011.174.15.1f, 2011.174.15.1g, and 2011.174.15.1h.
Richard Sobol discusses his early career as a lawyer in Washington, D. C., his involvement with the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee, and his decision to move to New Orleans to become a civil rights lawyer. He recalls meeting Robert Hicks of Bogalusa, Louisiana, being personally protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice, and his involvement in many job discrimination cases brought against the Crown Zellerbach paper mill. He also discusses other employment, labor union, and housing discrimination cases he argued. His wife, Anne, is also briefly interviewed.
The oral history consists of nine digital files: 2011.174.17.1a, 2011.174.17.1b, 2011.174.17.1c, 2011.174.17.1d, 2011.174.17.1e, 2011.174.17.1f, 2011.174.17.1g, 2011.174.17.1h, and 2011.174.17.1i.
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. THIS INTERVIEW IS CURRENTLY RESTRICTED.