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Tom Dent on the Lineage of Super Sunday

It is the parade to end all parades—St. Joseph’s Day raised to a level of magnificence never envisioned in Sicily or old New Orleans. Through Super Sunday, the genius of Black New Orleans culture has spun off from the old Catholic holiday to produce its own altar of ever-nourishing spiritual and celebratory bread.”

— Tom Dent, “Nostalgia: St. Joseph’s Day Celebrations, or the Origins of Super Sunday”

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Mardi Gras Indian beadwork photo from Ronald Lewis’s The House of Dance and Feathers (2009, UNO Press).

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