Mobile Carnival Museum

Edward Ladd toured the Mobile Carnival Museum and talked about the origins of Mardi Gras in the United States. Mobile, Alabama, was… read more

Edward Ladd toured the Mobile Carnival Museum and talked about the origins of Mardi Gras in the United States. Mobile, Alabama, was the first capital of French Louisiana, and French Catholic settlers brought an early version of the Mardi Gras festival to the territory. He spoke about the settlers and how the people of Mobile celebrate this heritage today.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Mobile Carnival Museum

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Location:
Mobile, Alabama, United States
First Aired:
May 17, 2014
Last Aired:
May 24, 2014

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  • May 17, 2014 | 7:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 18, 2014 | 12:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 18, 2014 | 2:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 24, 2014 | 9:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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