"The first time I, as an adult, went to a parade where they didn't throw things, I was astonished"

Feb 19, 2019

Suzanne Cleveland and Stefan
Credit StoryCorps

The season of floats and parades is underway, as Mardi Gras in Mobile began on February 15 and runs through March 5. The Port City claims host to the oldest original Mardi Gras celebration in the United States and features a variety of distinct traditions and festivities every year. Suzanne Cleveland and her son Stefan are no strangers to the celebration and came to StoryCorps to reminisce about their earliest experiences of Mardi Gras and the uniqueness of the parades...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson