“Show Up and Show Out” at our events season finale!
The event will now be held at Le Musee de f.p.c (2336 Esplanade). Le Musee de f.p.c. seeks to tell the story of free people of color in Louisiana, who were “locked by law into a marginal existence.” Despite this marginalization, “their undeniable achievements and vibrant culture serve to rewrite the conventional narrative of the history of New Orleans.”
These statements readily apply to the Baby Dolls, whose achievements and vibrant culture also challenge the conventional narrative of our city’s history. Our 2016 selection, “The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition,” teaches us that masking as a Baby Doll was a way to combat marginalization. Not content to be dismissed due to their race and gender, the Baby Dolls took center stage, becoming powerful voices in their community. Today’s Baby Dolls carry on that tradition and speak out about issues close to their hearts.
This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Join us for what promises to be a fun, funky, and fabulous night!