Chialy asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

where was huey p long's speech " EVERY MAN A KING " given ?!?

So, does anyone know where it was given ?!

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  • James
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    1 decade ago
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    Huey P. Long was Governor of Louisiana between 1928 and 1932. In 1930, Long, a radical populist, was elected to the U.S. Senate. The "Kingfish" was a friend to the poor and coined the slogan "Every man a king, but no one wears a crown," which is taken from William J. Bryanճ "Amos Ԯ Andy" radio program. Longճ brief three years in the U.S. Senate earned him the reputation as being one of the most flamboyant and provocative Senators in the nationճ history.

    The biggest challenge posed by Long was his adverse disagreement with President Franklin D. Rooseveltճ New Deal program. In 1934, Long organized an alternative political group called the Share-Our Wealth Society, which focused on the collection and redistri-bution of wealth throughout the country. He highly disagreed with any individual having a large fortune. With his program, Long promised every American would be guaranteed an annual income of $2,500 and a homestead worth $5,000. Through his politicking and advertising, Long gained about 8 million supporters for his "Share-the-Wealth" program.

    The following speech is a transcript of Huey P. Longճ speech on December 11, 1934 to the congressional interns in Washington, D.C. on the benefits of this "Share-the-Wealth" program.

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