Campaign card of Ernest J. Wright

Ernest J. Wright

Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) described the League as "the most powerful Negro organization in New Orleans." Wright's involvement with the political establishment, through his support of unpopular Louisiana Governor Earl Long and his candidates during the 1950 election, eroded the reputation of Wright and led to the decline of the People's Defense League.

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  • Title: Campaign card of Ernest J. Wright
  • Creator: Ernest J. Wright
  • Subject Keywords: African American politicians, Political campaigns
  • Type: document
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  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Date: 1963-12-07
  • Collection: George Longe papers