Media Coverage and Social Media

Here are links to media:

NPR, Weekend Edition, Saturday, February 17, 2013

The ‘Baby Dolls’ Of Mardi Gras: A Fun Tradition With A Serious Side

Jacque Reid goes ‘Inside Her Story’ with Millisia White, Feb. 12, 2013

WWL-TV’s Eyewitness Morning News on Lundi Gras, Feb. 11, 2013.

Kim Vaz interviewed by Sally-Ann Roberts.  Link not available.

The Jim Engster Show, WRKF, Baton Rouge

Kim Marie Vaz, author of “The Baby Dolls”, talks about the African American heritage of Mardi Gras on Feb. 6, 2013

Susan Larsen’s  “The Reading Life” WWNO

            Baby Dolls and Shoes

Little Known Black History Fact: Baby Dolls Jan 28, 2013 The Tom Joyner Morning Show

 Steppin’ Out – January 25, 2013 | WYES

  •  Host Peggy Scott Laborde welcomes Poppy Tooker, Alan Smason, Dr. Kim Vaz, author… of a new book about the Baby Doll parading tradition and Scott Sauber along with the cast of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s “Avenue Q.”


Here are links to articles:

“Mardi Gras Baby Doll maskers bring joy to the Louisiana State Museum in _doll_masker…

“Baby Dolls instigate Carnival Fun” in Tulane New Wave: .cfm?RenderF…

African American Baby Doll Tradition is undergoing a Revival in New Orleans for Mardi Gras” in the Washington Post: an-american-…

“Exhibit spotlights gaudy celebration of women in Carnival” in The Advocate:

“Review: They Call Me Baby Doll” in Gambit:

“A modern celebration of African-American history” in :

Revealed: The fascinating (and seedy) roots of the traditional Baby Dolls of Mardi Gras by Beth Stebner in The Daily Mail (online),–grown-women-men-parade-parasols-pacifiers-pay-homage-costumes-seedy-past.html#ixzz2LKCnCq9g

Social media:

Facebook page for book:



Twitter: @vaz_kim


Here are links to summaries of the book:

LSU Press:

Louisiana Diversity Council Newsletter: quarter/?art…

Ms. Blog, Blog of Ms. Magazine:


Book Reviews:

Dixie, ‘Baby Dolls’ explore New Orleans subjects, Greg Langley, Feb. 18, 2013:

Here are links to the Louisiana State Museum and Friends of the Cabildo:

Museum link:

Friends of the Cabildo announcement of the opening info buts-mardi-g…