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Cecil Morgan

Louisiana Legends

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-09-25

Duration: 00:26:58

Subjects: Morgan, Cecil, 1898-1999 | Politics | Government | State legislators | Louisiana. Legislature | Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935 | IMPEACHMENTS

Contributors:

  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Grigsby, Kathryn Producer
  • Morgan, Cecil Interviewee

Description

This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from September 25, 1985, features an interview with Cecil Morgan conducted by Gus Weill. Morgan, a native of Shreveport, is a former state legislator who served as the leader of the impeachment proceedings against Governor Huey P. Long in 1929. He discusses: his opposition to Governor Long’s administration; the events of “Bloody Monday” in 1929, the night that a brawl broke out in the state legislature during the impeachment proceedings against Long; and the impeachment of Governor Long in the House of Representatives.