You Can't Stop Spirit

Special | 16m 21s | Video has closed captioning.

The Mardi Gras Baby Dolls' masking tradition fearlessly explore themes of identity, sexual liberation, and the freedom that Carnival lends in New Orleans amongst Black women. The group pulls a thread throughout time to reclaim culture, tradition, and freedom while challenging society's perception on how Black women are to act and exist in the world; they create an alternative social space.

Aired: 06/16/22

Expires: 06/08/25

Rating: NR

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