Frank Sikora

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Frank Sikora (born March 18, 1936 in Byesville, Ohio; died March 21, 2016 in Anniston) was a reporter for the Birmingham News and author of several books.

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.

He was presented with the Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Alabama's College of Communiciations and Information Sciences in 2014.

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