Marie Hicks

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Marie Hicks (December 20, 1923 – 19 April 2007) was an African American activist during the Civil Rights Movement. She is best known for leading thousands of pickets in 1965-1966 around the wall at Girard College. Her efforts led to her sons being enrolled in the formerly all-white school in 1968.

She later took a maid job at La Salle University and attended night classes there. In 1980, earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from La Salle. Hicks died of Parkinson's disease in Germantown, Pennsylvania.[1]


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