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Northshore Black History Month Celebration 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, NTCC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee will honor the Bogalusa Deacons for Defense and Justice through several different initiatives and activities.

About the Deacons for Defense and Justice

The Deacons for Defense and Justice is an integral component of the Louisiana Northshore's Civil Rights Movement history. Unfortunately, many citizens of the Northshore may be unfamiliar with their efforts towards achieving progress towards civil rights in the city of Bogalusa. The Deacons served as an "armed defense entity to protect the black community and civil rights workers from the vigilante violence of the area" (Hill, 2011). Today, the Robert "Bob" Hicks Foundation seeks to memorialize the contributions of the Deacons as well as "preserving and furthering the legacy of the Bogalusa Civil Rights Movement" (Robert Hicks Foundation). 

Review the resources below to learn more about the Deacons for Defense and Justice:

Events and Activities

Click the images/links below to learn more the NTCC DEI Committee's events and activities related to the Deacons for Defense and Justice as part of our 2022 Black History Month Celebration.

Tuesday, February 22nd

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