Jerry P. Shinley Archive:
Hunter O'Dell on Earl Long's Politics



Subject: H. O'Dell on Earl Long's Politics
Date: 15 Jul 1999 00:00:00 GMT
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Hunter O'Dell. The Political Scene in Louisiana.
Political Affairs. August, 1956.
       Earl K. Long: Twice-elected governor, brother of the late Huey Long, uncle of U.S. Senator Russell Long. His was an anti-Dixiecrat coalition which even included the chief gamblers in the state, but based itself on poor farmers and the Negro people, with labor giving general support but officially concentrating on legislative candidates.
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       O'Dell was the alleged Communist sought by Guy Banister for the SISS hearings in N.O. in April of 1956. O'Dell later went to work for the SCLC where his background created problems for MLK. Political Affairs has been described as the theoretical journal of the Communist Party, U.S.A.

Jerry Shinley

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