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Evolution of Mardi Gras (2022)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-02-18

Duration: 00:07:28

Subjects: MARDI GRAS | Carnival | Holidays


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • St. Romain, Andre Interviewee


This segment from the February 18, 2022, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Andre St. Romain, a historian and tour guide at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen. He discusses the history of Carnival in Louisiana, including the Courir de Mardi Gras in the rural areas and New Orleans-style Mardi Gras celebrations in the cities around the state.