The longtime host of “Storyland” and “the Buckskin Bill Show” has died.
William, “Buckskin Bill” Black, passed away Wednesday at 88-years-old.
Black hosted the programs for years, which made him a household name but that’s not where his legacy ended.
In the late 50’s and into the 60’s, he led the charge to bring a zoo to Baton Rouge. He enlisted the help of all of us children to buy the zoo’s biggest animal, raising enough pennies in just a few months to buy not one but two elephants.
After he left television, Black continued his service to Baton Rouge through various community projects and was a long-time member of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.