Judi Gulledge, Executive Director of the Mobile Carnival Association talks with correspondent Tom Wilmer about the past and present of Mobile's Carnival events and takes us on a tour of the Mobile Carnival Museum.
Mobile, Alabama celebrated its first Mardi Gras carnival back in 1703, years before New Orleans. Today the two-week annual affair generates more than 12,000 year round jobs supporting the Carnival--from hair dressers to float builders. Carnival is such a big deal it's a State and local holiday.
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This show was originally broadcast April 17, 2017 and is reposted as a “best-of-the-best” podcast in celebration of Journeys of Discovery’s 31t anniversary producing on-air and digital media podcasts featured on KCBX and NPR One.
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