Film, Video Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011-05-27.

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Title
Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011-05-27.
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
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
Hicks, Charles Ray, 1945- (Interviewee)
Hicks, Valeria Payton (Interviewee)
Collins, Barbara Maria, 1947- (Interviewee)
Burras, Carol Cummings, 1945- (Interviewee)
Hicks, Robert Lawrence, 1948- (Interviewee)
Hicks, Darryl Robertson (Interviewee)
Hicks, Gregory Vincent, 1950- (Interviewee)
Hicks family (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Bogalusa, Louisiana, May 27, 2011
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Civil rights movements--Louisiana--Bogalusa
-  Discrimination in employment--Louisiana--Bogalusa
-  Crown Zellerbach Corporation
-  Deacons for Defense and Justice
-  Hicks, Robert, 1929-2010
-  Bogalusa Voters League
-  School integration--Louisiana--Bogalusa
-  Jenkins, Gayle, d. 2002
-  Anderson, Fletcher, 1938-
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- Louisiana -- Bogalusa
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Acquisition Note: 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.
-  Conditions Governing Access: 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
-  Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
-  Biographical History: 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.
-  Biographical History: 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.
-  Biographical History: 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.
-  Biographical History: 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.
-  Biographical History: Robert Hicks was born November 15, 1948 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Valeria and Robert Hicks. He attended Grambling State University.
-  Biographical History: 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.
-  Biographical History: 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.
-  Biographical History: 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.
-  Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
-  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.
Medium
9 video files of 9 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (154 min.) : digital, sound, color. 2 transcripts (71 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
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afc2010039_crhp0017_hicks2_transcript.docx
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afc2010039_crhp0017_mv02.mov
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afc2010039_crhp0017_mv07.mov
afc2010039_crhp0017_mv08.mov
afc2010039_crhp0017_mv09.mov
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center
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
Online Format
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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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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, Joseph Mosnier, Charles Ray Hicks, Valeria Payton Hicks, Barbara Maria Collins, Carol Cummings Burras, Robert Lawrence Hicks, Darryl Robertson Hicks, Gregory Vincent Hicks, and Hicks Family. Hicks family oral history interviewin Bogalusa, Louisiana, -05-27. Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0017/.

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Mosnier, J., Hicks, C. R., Hicks, V. P., Collins, B. M., Burras, C. C. [...] Hicks Family. (2011) Hicks family oral history interviewin Bogalusa, Louisiana, -05-27. Bogalusa, Louisiana. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0017/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, et al. Hicks family oral history interviewin Bogalusa, Louisiana, -05-27. Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0017/>.