Film, Video Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana,

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Title
Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana,
Summary
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.
Contributor Names
Hicks family, interviewee.
Burras, Carol Cummings, 1945- interviewee.
Collins, Barbara Maria, 1947- interviewee.
Hicks, Charles Ray, 1945- interviewee.
Hicks, Darryl Robertson, interviewee.
Hicks, Gregory Vincent, 1950- interviewee.
Hicks, Robert Lawrence, 1948- interviewee.
Hicks, Valeria Payton, interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2011.
Subject Headings
-  Anderson, Fletcher,--1938
-  Burras, Carol Cummings,--1945---Interviews
-  Collins, Barbara Maria,--1947---Interviews
-  Hicks, Charles Ray,--1945---Interviews
-  Hicks, Darryl Robertson,--Interviews
-  Hicks, Gregory Vincent, 1950---Interviews
-  Hicks, Robert Lawrence,--1948---Interviews
-  Hicks, Robert,--1929-2010
-  Hicks, Valeria Payton,--Interviews
-  Jenkins, Gayle,--- 2002
-  Bogalusa Voters League
-  Crown Zellerbach Corporation
-  Deacons for Defense and Justice
-  Civil rights movements--Louisiana--Bogalusa
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Discrimination in employment--Louisiana--Bogalusa
-  School integration--Louisiana--Bogalusa
-  Bogalusa (La.)--event place
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Recorded in Bogalusa, Louisiana, on May 27, 2011.
-  Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
-  Barbara Maria Collins was born March 3, 1947 to Valeria and Robert Hicks with siblings Valeria Smith and Arlene Hicks. She attended Dillard University, BA and Tulane University, MPH.
-  Carol Cummings Burras was born March 1, 1945 in Bogalusa, Louisiana, to Robert and Valeria Hicks. Her siblings were Gregory, Robert Jr., Charles and Barbara. She attended Our Lady of the Holy Cross, New Orleans, BA; and Southeastern University, MA.
-  Charles Hicks was born February 25, 1945 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Robert and Valeria Hicks with siblings Charles, Barbara Collins, Robert and Gregory. He attended Syracuse University, BA, MA and University of Maryland, MLS.
-  Darryl Hicks was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Robert L. Hicks, Jr. He was the grandson of civil rights activists Robert and Valeria Hicks. He attended Southern University.
-  Gregory Hicks was born June 1, 1950 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Robert and Valeria Hicks with siblings Charles, Robert Jr., and Barbara Collins. He attended Southeast University, Lafayette.
-  Robert Hicks was born November 15, 1948 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Valeria and Robert Hicks. He attended Grambling State University.
-  The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
-  The Hicks family of Bogalusa, Louisiana, included Robert and Valeria Payton Hicks and their five children, Charles, Robert Lawrence, Gregory, Carol Cummings Burras, and Barbara Hicks Collins.
-  Valeria Payton Hicks was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana. She married Robert Hicks and had four children, Charles, Robert Lawrence, Gregory and Barbara Hicks Collins. She attended Picayune Community College for a Nursing degree and worked as a restaurant cook, domestic worker, and nurse.
-  In English.
-  Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
Medium
2 transcripts (71 pages).
9 video files of 9 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (154 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0017
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0017/
afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0017_hicks1_transcript
http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0017/
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669116
Access Advisory
Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
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Description
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.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669116
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Chicago citation style:

Hicks Family, Interviewee, Carol Cummings Burras, Barbara Maria Collins, Charles Ray Hicks, Darryl Robertson Hicks, Gregory Vincent Hicks, Robert Lawrence Hicks, Valeria Payton Hicks, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana. 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669116/.

APA citation style:

Hicks Family, I., Burras, C. C., Collins, B. M., Hicks, C. R., Hicks, D. R., Hicks, G. V. [...] Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669116/.

MLA citation style:

Hicks Family, Interviewee, et al. Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669116/>.