Podcast: The subversive history of Black Mardi Gras

February 22, 2023 | America

The Gloria Purvis Podcast | America

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When you think Mardi Gras, you might think king cake, colorful beads thrown from parades, and as much debauchery as one can manage before the Lenten season of repentance begins the following day. Maybe you’ve wondered whether Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is even a Catholic holiday given the day’s deluge of decadence.

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