US Senator & former Louisiana Governor Huey Long, aka 'The Kingfish', was one of the most feared Americans of the 20th Century. He was assassinated on September 9, 1935.

To mark of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the assassination of Huey Long, the Jefferson Caffery room on the third floor of UL’s Edith Garland Dupré Library is exhibiting materials from the library’s Special Collections on that event.

Materials on display from the time of the assassination include newspaper accounts, programs from memorial services and an editorial cartoon. Later books and articles discuss the motive for the attack, whether it was the work of a lone gunman or the result of a conspiracy and whether it was truly an assassination or merely an accident.

Jean Kiesel, Louisiana Room librarian, created this exhibit. It will run through October 31, 2010. For Jefferson Caffery room hours, call 482-6031.


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