Fred Hicks

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Fred Hicks

Template:TOCnestleft Frederic (Fred) Hicks , died 2013, was a leader and founding member of Committees of Correspondence. Well known for his activism in Louisville, KY, Fred was also a University of Louisville professor emeritus in the department of anthropology. Active in Louisville’s open housing movement in the 1960s, Fred Hicks also served in leadership of the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, the Southern Organizing Committee, and the Kentucky Interfaith Taskforce on Latin America and the Caribbean. [1]

Friends and comrades

According to to his friend and "comrade" David Horvath, Fred Hicks' Louisville activist friends included Carla Wallace, Jan Phillips (a longtime friend and fellow activist), Suzy Post (President of the Kentucky ACLU), Fr. Jim Flynn, Eddie Davis, Black Caucus and Educational Outreach Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, K. A. Owens, Ira Grupper, Gracie Lewis, Barb Williams.[2]

Committees of Correspondence

On February 26 1994 a Midwest Regional Meeting of Committees of Correspondence was held at West Lafayette Indiana.

Participants included Fred Hicks, Louisville, Kentucky.[3]

In 1997 Fred Hicks was the Louisville, Kentucky contact for the Committees of Correspondence.[4]

In 2006 members of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism National Coordinating Committee were[5];

Marilyn Albert, Mael Apollon, Carl Bloice, Barbara Blong, Barry Cohen, David Cohen, Otis Cunningham, Carl Davidson, Mort Frank, Todd Freeberg, Pat Fry, Marian Gordon, Ira Grupper, June Hemmingson, Ed Hemmingson, Fred Hicks, Duncan McFarland, Anne Mitchell, Maxine Orris, Ted Pearson, Gina Pesulima-Palencar, Edith Pollach, Marty Price, Merle Ratner, Jay Schaffner, Jae Scharlin, Mike Stein, Harry Targ, Walter Teague, Meta Van Sickle, Steve Willett and Mildred Williamson.

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Frederic Hicks, Professor emeritus, anthropology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[6]


In 2010, Hicks was Louisville contact for Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.[7]