Hicks Family Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Hicks, Robert, American, 1929 - 2010
F. W. Woolworth Company, American, 1879 - 1997
Yates, Bill, American
Miller, Steve, American
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 02:34:42
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
June 4, 2011
Description
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.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0017
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Law
Segregation
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.17.1a-i
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture