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Past and Present: Images of African American Mardi Gras in Lafayette, LA

Mardi Gras season is here and we are so excited. Today we are highlighting some African American Mardi Gras history by spotlighting the Lafayette Mardi Gras Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival (LMGF), Inc. This organization began on May 20th, 1958 and have held an annual ball and parade since its founding. Today we are highlighting images of the past and present of African American Mardi Gras in Lafayette, LA. If you want to learn more about the history of this organization, check out this article here: https://southernstudies.olemiss.edu/lafayette-mardi-gras-festival/

Be sure to share your images of Mardi Gras season with us on social media using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle

Past and Present: Images of African American Mardi Gras in Lafayette, LA

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This queen looks absolutely stunning! Love her gown
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This is a beautiful train. Love the gold and patterned trim. Definitely a way to make an entrance.
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This is one stunning duo being crowned as the King and Queen of the ball.
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Such a dazzling picture from a past Mardi Gras queen. This smile could light up a room.
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We adore this ensemble and can only imagine the work that went into making this stunning gown.
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Rain or shine, the parade must go on. We adore this classic American style float for this parade.

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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