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INDEPENDENT LENS | THE ORDER OF MYTHS | Film Clip 4 | PBS

Duration: 02:05

The doctrine, “separate but equal” ended in the 1950s, right? Think again. At America’s oldest Mardi Gras—celebrated each year in Mobile, Alabama—events remain segregated between white and black residents. Beneath the surface of pageantry, lies a complex story about race relations and the ever-present racial divide that persists in America today.

In this clip, a story is told of out-of-towners are shocked to learn of the existence of two racially segregated Mardi Gras.

THE ORDER OF MYTHS premieres Tuesday, February 24 on Independent Lens, a weekly series airing on PBS. Hosted by Terrence Howard, the acclaimed series showcases powerful and innovative independent films. Presented by ITVS, Independent Lens is broadcast on PBS stations nationwide. Visit the Web site for more: www.pbs.org/independentlens/or...

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Post Date: February 18, 2009