Order of Doves Mardi Gras Parade
The Order of Doves is a new mens mystic society founded in 2012, holding its first ball on Lundi Gras 2013 at Bishop State. On the other hand, according to the OOD vice president, the group is a reboot of Mobiles very first African-American Mardi Gras mystic society, founded in 1894.
We felt like the younger generation doesnt have any ownership in Mardi Gras, said the OOD vice president, who is also a founding member. We wanted a fresh new start, but we also wanted a name that would gain support in the community right away.
And though they adopted the name and history of the Order of Doves, and the 75-member group is almost entirely African-American, it also has an open-door membership policy, the vice president said. This is a group of young men, who are active in the community and we embrace the mayors One Mobile motto.