“I think it’s [Mardi Gras in Mobile] something everyone should experience”

Jan 8, 2019

Myra Sands and Julie Watson
Credit StoryCorps

Mardi Gras originated in Mobile, Ala. in 1703 and has grown tremendously in the city from a simple carnival celebration. In this StoryCorps segment, Myra Sands talks to her daughter, Julie Watson, about growing up in Mobile surrounded by Mardi Gras festivities. From exclusive societies to the evolution of floats, Sands captures the essence of Mobile as a destination worth experiencing for Mardi Gras 2019...

Edited by Jalen Hutchinson