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MAKING A DIFFERENCE! A Baltimore Civil Rights Icon Is Still Pushing To Help City's Young

Society & Culture  (tags: goodnews, ethics, philanthropy, volunteerism, making a difference, culture, society, politics, GoodNews )

- 1398 days ago -
Helena Hicks has remained active in Baltimore through eras of desegregation and the drug trade. Now she gives back to her childhood neighborhood, the same one where Freddie Gray lived.


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Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday June 26, 2015, 11:29 pm
When I set out to interview Helena Hicks, I thought we'd talk history. The soft-spoken, 80-year-old who stands just 4 feet 10 inches tall with a sleek, silver bob, is known for her role in helping to desegregate Read's Drug Store chain. But it turns out she's as active as ever, a force to reckon with at any sense of injustice.

"My father taught me that 'you are somebody,' " she says. "If it's wrong, you do something about it."

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday June 27, 2015, 2:39 am
TY Cal.

Janet B (0)
Saturday June 27, 2015, 12:28 pm

Birgit W (160)
Saturday June 27, 2015, 2:46 pm
Wonderful lady. Thanks for sharing Cal.

S J (124)
Saturday June 27, 2015, 3:31 pm
thank you Cal

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday June 27, 2015, 3:55 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 27, 2015, 10:17 pm
Noted Cal---and Darren's comment on having interviewed this lovely whirlwind, defender of justice. What an interesting honor that must have been, Darren, and she must have been a remarkable addition to your treasury of beautiful memories.

Joanne D (37)
Sunday June 28, 2015, 12:44 pm
"As she turns 81 this month, Helena Hicks knows some might expect her to stop being quite so feisty." Of course Helena is a spectacular woman. But women becoming less feisty with age?, No, that's not how it works. We are always being underestimated. (We need to make it work to our advantage.)

Past Member (0)
Monday June 29, 2015, 4:14 am
The preparation for a orderly and harmony society

Monday June 29, 2015, 2:15 pm
💕Faith in human race restored for today!
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