Huey Long

Childhood Aspirations

Clip | 2m 20s

Huey Long was born in 1893, the seventh of nine children. He grew up in Louisiana’s Winn Parish, a deeply impoverished region He showed ambition from a young age as a member of the debate team, and expressed a desire to one day fix up and bring new resources to the town he grew up in.

Aired: 05/01/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

Funding Provided by:General Motors Corporation; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting;PBS; the National Endowment for the Humanities; and Louisiana Committee for the Humanities