Queens, Baby Dolls and Social & Pleasure Clubs: Traditions and Rituals

 

Queens, Baby Dolls and Social & Pleasure Clubs: Traditions and Rituals

Description

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.

Organized by Queen Cherice Harris-Nelson and curated by Herreast J. Harrison.

Sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library, the City of New Orleans, the Arts Council of New Orleans, Guardians Institute, Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame, and NOLA4Women.

Daily from January 7 to March 24.

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

Events on 1/22/2018

Mon, January 22nd / During Library Hours

Central City Library

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Mon, January 22nd / During Library Hours

Main Library

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Mon, January 22nd / During Library Hours

Martin Luther King Library

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Mon, January 22nd / During Library Hours

Mid-City Library

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Mon, January 22nd / During Library Hours

Nix Library

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