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Percy Ricks Jr.

...Luther King Jr. popularized the civil rights movement - Percy Ricks Jr. was paving the way for blacks to find respect and...and simply put in his time until discharge. But not Percy Ricks. Even in the days of Jim Crow and segregated armed forces...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/20/edi_349213.shtml
Editorials
Featured obituary: Mr. Percy Ricks Jr.

...piece of its history. Services are planned Saturday for Percy Ricks Jr., an Augusta resident who in 1946 became the first...sisters; and a brother. A FULL CAREER AUGUST 1942: Percy Ricks Jr. is drafted into the Army 1943: Mr. Ricks becomes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/18/obi_348993.shtml
Obituaries
Race order changed military

...There was not division. There was cohesion in the unit." Years before Mr. Brown learned that lesson in Korea, Percy Ricks of Augusta helped prove that integration could work. Mr. Ricks, 78, is believed to be the first Army sergeant to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/26/met_234325.shtml
Metro
Mr. Percy Ricks Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Percy D. Ricks Jr. entered into rest Sunday, July 14, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 20, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Gilbert Lambuth Chapel, Paine College with Dr. Victor R. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Memorial Garden. The remains will lie in state at Gilbert Lambuth Chapel from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Family and friends will assemble at 3071 Wheeler Road at 10:15 a.m. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The Augusta Chronicle July 20, 2002

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/20/obi_349190.shtml
Obituaries
Mr. Percy Ricks Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Percy D. Ricks Jr. entered into rest Sunday, July 14, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center. Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 11 a.m., at Gilbert Lambuth Chapel, Paine College, with Dr. Victor R. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue memorial Garden.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/19/obi_349094.shtml
Obituaries
Mr. Percy Ricks Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Percy D. Ricks Jr. entered into rest Sunday, July 14, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are his devoted wife, Mildred H. Ricks; six children, Millie M. Kyle, Tony G. (Hildred) Ricks, Augusta, Charles R. Mayo Sr., Denver, Colo., Diane Mayo, Tinton, N.J., Linda J. Phillips, Washington, D.C., Charlene Ricks, Virginia; two sisters, Reba Mae (Norman) Ricks, Baltimore, Md., Alta (Preston) Graves, Opa Locka, Fla.; one brother, Capus Palm (Racheal) Ricks, Orlando, Fla.; and a host of other relatives.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/15/obi_348715.shtml
Obituaries
Ricks led unit with diversity

In 1942, Percy Ricks wanted to join the Army. He found out the Army didn't want him. "They said they had enough (blacks)," said Mr. Ricks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/21/met_328053.shtml
Metro
Editorial wrong about King, Parks

...Parks had in mind to "popularize" the civil rights movement, as you deplorably said in your editorial on July 20 ("Percy Ricks Jr."). Their historical struggle was to terminate the injustices and bigotry - especially in the Southern states...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/27/let_349841.shtml
Letters
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