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Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association Float, 1972

Around 1940, African American mystic societies began to form and in Mobile organized as the Colored Carnival Association, which later became the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association (MAMGA). This photo features a chivalry-themed MAMGA Mardi Gras float from 1972.
Courtesy of the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama