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Queens, Baby Dolls and Social & Pleasure Clubs: Traditions and Rituals
Exhibition of photographs and ceremonial attire of women who participate in the community based customs of the Black Masking/ Mardi Gras Indian, Baby Doll, and Social Club traditions. While African American men’s roles in the indigenous ritual procession traditions go back over a century, the vital role of women is not as widely known. This exhibit illustrates a historical overview of the pride and work involved in preparing for the neighborhood processions that bring beauty and pride to New Orleans. This is documented through photographs and the ceremonial attire of these women.
Organized by Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson and curated by Herreast J. Harrison.
Sunday, January 7 from 2pm - 4pm featuring a talk, performance, and book sale.
About New Orleans 300
The New Orleans Public Library is proud to present New Orleans 300, a fascinating series of discussions, presentations, and book-signings created to bring New Orleans & The World to life through in-depth programs featuring contributors to the book. In addition to programs related to New Orleans & The World, the series includes Lagniappe programs and exhibits which highlight many of the unique aspects of New Orleans that make it such a special place.
About New Orleans & The World
New Orleans & The World: 1718 - 2018 Tricentennial Anthology is a collection of essays by leading scholars that illuminates the role of the city in major events in U.S. and world history, the economic innovations and culture expressions birthed in the city that impacted people around the globe, and the succeeding waves of new populations who redefined the city's shape and society. New Orleans & The World serves as the official publication of the Tricentennial year and has been coordinated with the 2018 Tricentennial Commission and the 2018 NOLA Foundation.
Sponsored by Friends of the New Orleans Public Library, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH), Arts Council of New Orleans, City of New Orleans, Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame, NOLA4Women, and Guardians Institute.
To view a complete list of all New Orleans 300 events, click here.