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The Second Line (1985)

North Star



Genre: History, Educational

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985

Duration: 00:14:25

Subjects: BLACK HISTORY | MARDI GRAS | PARADES | Second line (parades) | Original Illinois Club | DEBUTANTE BALLS


  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Neustadter, Marcus Interviewee
  • Bynum, Alden Interviewee
  • Moorehead, Myron Interviewee


This episode of the series "North Star" from 1985 focuses on Mardi Gras traditions in New Orleans, including the origin of the Second Line at parades and a visit to the rehearsals for the 90th annual debutante ball held by the Original Illinois Club, the first African American Mardi Gras social club. Host: Genevieve Stewart