Pretty Strong: Femininity and Community Processions
The focus of this panel discussion is on the expanding role of women in Mardi Gras Indian, Social & Pleasure Clubs, and Baby Doll traditions and their contributions to community building and neighborhood pride. The panel will include Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Guardians of the Flame; Dianne Honoré, Sugar Baroness, Black Storyville Baby Dolls; Trishekka Randolph-Tero, Revolution Social and Pleasure Club; and moderator Maryse Dejean, WWOZ Community Radio Station.
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.
This series was made possible by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.
About New Orleans & the World
The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (NOCVB), the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC), and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) joined together to develop a partnership to produce New Orleans & the World: 1718 - 2018 Tricentennial Anthology, which showcases the incredible events that led to the founding of this great port city in the new world and highlight New Orleans’ contributions to the world over the course of 300 years, including unique cuisine, indigenous music, traditions, and a culture that distinguishes this city from all others. 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.
LEH will be present with copies of the anthology available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.
Other Upcoming Events
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. It is documented through photographs and the ceremonial attire of the women who participate in the community based customs of the Black Masking/Mardi Gras Indian, Baby Doll and Social and Pleasure Club traditions. (More)