Who is this Baby Doll, and why is she referred to as such? This is her story. ~Robert McKinney, February 9, 1940

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Father and Daughter making and documenting black creole culture in the Seventh Ward

DeriAnne Meilleur was a senior history major in...

Baby Dolls & African American Mardi Gras Masquerading Traditions in Summer 2015 Oxford African American Studies Center Update

“African American participation in Mardi...

D. Eric Bookhardt on Contemporary Artists Respond to the New Orleans Baby Dolls exhibition at the McKenna Museum of African American Art

“This expo of Baby Doll-inspired...

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August 12, 2015 |

Father and Daughter making and documenting black creole culture in the Seventh Ward

DeriAnne Meilleur was a senior history major in 2013 when she carried out her research and now a Xavier alumnus....

July 20, 2015 |

Baby Dolls & African American Mardi Gras Masquerading Traditions in Summer 2015 Oxford African American Studies Center Update

“African American participation in Mardi Gras has been persistent since its introduction into the Louisiana...

April 24, 2015 |

D. Eric Bookhardt on Contemporary Artists Respond to the New Orleans Baby Dolls exhibition at the McKenna Museum of African American Art

“This expo of Baby Doll-inspired contemporary art at the McKenna Museum of African American Art is populist...

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