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Property Name Hicks, Robert "Bob", House
Reference Number 14001174
State Louisiana
County Washington
Town Bogalusa
Street Address 924 East Robert "Bob" Hicks St
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 1/20/2015
Areas of Significance Ethnic Heritage: Black
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14001174.pdf
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The Robert "Bob" Hicks House is locally significant under Criteria A and B, in the area of Ethnic Heritage: Black, for its role during the Civil Rights Movement in Bogalusa and for its association with Robert "Bob" Hicks, a prominent Civil Rights leader in Bogalusa who was known and acknowledged on a local, state, and national level. The period of significance for the house is 1965-1969 to reflect the years that the major contributions to the Bogalusa Civil Rights Movement occurred. The house not only served as a gathering place for Civil Rights activists, but it also served as the headquarters for the Bogalusa Deacons of Defense Chapter and the executive board members of the Bogalusa Civic and Voters League, which Adam Fairclough cites as "perhaps the most dynamic local movement in the entire South." The house is a vital reminder of the Civil Rights Movement in Bogalusa and listing the property on the National Register will chronicle an important chapter in history and will pay homage to the brave people who fought to make better lives a possibility.

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