The Hicks Foundation Collection at the Louisiana Digital Library

Explore our rich collection of primary source materials from the Bogalusa Civil Rights Movement and early Bogalusa history on the Louisiana Digital Library (LDL). The collection features rare photos, diaries and memoirs from civil rights workers, attorneys and journalists active in Bogalusa in the 1960s; FBI files on the Deacons for Defense and Justice; articles from the Bogalusa Daily News; legal records from groundbreaking Bogalusa civil rights cases; and oral histories with CORE Field Secretary Ronnie Moore; Deacons for Defense Henry Austan, Royan Burris and Reese Perkins, and others. The LDL is a comprehensive online resource dedicated to preserving history through an archive of more than 400,000 digital items from Louisiana archives, libraries, and museums.

This collection was created in partnership with the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum and Veterans Archives and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant #MH-00-18-0036-18. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this archive do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.