Louisiana Civil Rights Trail marker to be unveiled in Bogalusa postponed

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UPDATE: Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser has postponed this event. A new date will be announced.

BOGALUSA, La. (BRPROUD) — The newest Louisiana Civil Rights Trail marker will be unveiled by Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser at what is considered the base of operations for the Bogalusa Civil Rights Movement on Friday.

The home of Robert “Bob” Hicks was the meeting place for Officers of the Bogalusa Civic Voters League and the local chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality. It was a safe place for civil rights workers and served as an emergency room, according to a press release from Nungesser’s office.

Located at 924 Robert “Bob” Hicks Street, the Bogalusa Chapter of the Deacons of Defense and Justice communications center was set up in the breakfast room and the living room, serving as the unofficial office for civil rights attorneys. The house is one of two historic homes in Bogalusa in the works of becoming a museum.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, Louisiana Office of Tourism, Bogalusa Mayor Wendy O’Quin-Perrette and family members of Robert Hicks will give a presentation at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Friday. The unveiling will follow at the house.

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