The American domain organizes a yearly study trip for students interested in the history of African American writers, artists and musicians living and working in Paris in the 20th century. The main event of the trip is a guided tour by Julia Browne of Walking the Spirit Tours, who shows the group around the Paris of James Baldwin, Richard Wright and other notable African American writers and provides detailed accounts and anecdotes of their experiences there. From the First World War, when thousands of African American soldiers were first welcomed to France, black Americans have found a home and haven in Paris that nourished their talents and celebrated their work: Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Louis Armstrong, and many others. We explore the history and locales of this vibrant African-American Paris.
The next trip will take place April 24-26, 2015. Contact Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet to express your interest!