LSU Prof to Showcase New Huey P. Long Book Here, In Winnfield!

Bob Mann, a professor at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communications and published author will be a guest of the Rotary Club of Winnfield at the June 7 meeting.  He has spoken here before with the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame.

Mann will be discussing his ninth book entitled  “Kingfish U: Huey Long and LSU.”  It tells the story of how Huey P. Long, known as “The Kingfish,” worked his political magic to transform Louisiana State University from a minor institution of learning into the state’s flagship university.

Because of the significance of the topic and speaker to the history of Long’s birthplace Winnfield, Rotary club president Mary Lou Blackley says the Wednesday, June 7 meeting will be open to those interested.  Rotary meets at noon at Mama’s Iron Skillet.  Meal cost is $13 or visitors may simply “audit” the presentation.

For planning purposes, visitors are encouraged to call or text the club president at 318-481-0227.