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So first, today, we got a brief history of Mardi Gras, because H. thought it was important. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday Began in Mobile Alabama, which was founded in 1703 as a French fortress By 1710 here, the French were having big blowouts before Lent to do and eat/drink anything they were giving up They later move to the city of Biloxi, Mississippi and continue their celebration In 1718 they expand and create New Orleans, but in this new town the tradition dies In 1830, however, some of the elite class from Mobile begin to complain to the leaders of New Orleans about their abandonment of the holiday, so in 1835 they start doing it again in New Orleans In 1909, as African Americans were fighting for their rights a bit more, they began to get mad about being excluded from Mardi Gras o They create the “King Zulu” crew for the parade, where the King Zulu dresses up as a white person that is imitating a black person (making fun of minstrel shows!) o They still crown a King Zulu today in New Orleans The Mardi Gras colors represent justice (purple), faith (green), and power (gold) We also got a brief, and incredibly random picture tour of some volcanoes in the United States: Mt. Rainier, in Washington is the largest of the Cascade Mountain chain of volcanoes, and is expected to blow the soonest, at 14,411 feet
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GHIST 225 taught by Professor H.gelfand during the Spring '08 term at James Madison University.

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