Sikora spent a year at Ohio State University in the mid-1950s before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He married an Alabama native and moved to Gadsden in the early 1960s, taking a job with the Gadsden Times. He moved to Birmingham in 1967 and worked at the News for 32 years before retiring in 1999. In retirement he was a frequent correspondent for TIME magazine between 2001 and 2007.
Sikora moved to Anniston in late 2015 to be closer to his daughter. He died the following March.
- Sikora, Frank (1980, rpt. 1997) Selma, Lord, Selma. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. ISBN 9780817308988
- Sikora, Frank (1991, rpt. 2005) Until Justice Rolls Down: the Birmingham Church Bombing Case.
- Sikora, Frank (1992, rpt. 2006) The Judge: The Life and Opinions of Alabama's Frank M. Johnson, Jr. New South Books. ISBN: 1588381587
- Sikora, Frank (2005) Let Us Now Praise Famous Women: A Memoir. Fire Ant Books ISBN 9780817351489
- Sikora, Frank (2006) The Visitor at Winter Chapel.
- Sikora, Frank (2007) Hear the Bugles Calling: My Three Wars as a Combat Infantryman. New South Books ISBN 1588380602
- "UA’s C&IS Honors Frank Sikora with Nonfiction Writing Award" (January 20, 2014) University of Alabama press release
- Dean, Charles J. (March 26, 2014) "Frank Sikora: Telling Alabama stories big and small." The Birmingham News
- Garrison, Greg (March 23, 2016) "Civil rights historian Frank Sikora, author of 'Selma, Lord Selma,' dies." The Birmingham News