BLACK HISTORY

Why Black People Celebrate Mardi Gras The Way We Do

The hidden history of Mardi Gras, from a Black perspective

Allison Wiltz
Published in
6 min readFeb 19, 2023

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AI-generated photo of Black woman wearing Mardi Gras mask | photo created by author using CANVA

After attending two Mardi Gras balls this carnival season, I realized that not many people outside of New Orleans understand the history of the carnival season or the social significance of such events for Black people. From the…

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Allison Wiltz
Momentum

Black womanist Scholar bylines @ Momentum, Oprah Daily, ZORA, GEN, EIC of Cultured #WEOC Founder allisonthedailywriter.com https://ko-fi.com/allyfromnola