A tour of Paris in the footsteps of famous African-Americans

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A tour of Paris in the footsteps of famous African-Americans

In City of Light, artists found acceptance
Novelist Colson Whitehead discusses his Pulitzer prize-winning book, The Underground Railroad, at the English-language bookstore Shakespeare and Company in Paris. Some of the United States’ greatest black intellectuals and performers sought an escape here from the racism of 20th century America and with a little homework, you can retrace their footsteps.
Dancers swing to jazz at Caveau de la Huchette, a Paris jazz club shown in the 2016 movie “La La Land” a popular spot for African American musicians in 1950s. Some of the United States’ greatest black intellectuals and performers sought an escape here from the racism of 20th century America, and with a little homework, you can retrace their footsteps.
Musicians perform at Caveau de la Huchette, a Paris jazz club shown in the 2016 movie “La La Land” and a popular spot for African American musicians in 1950s.
Chez Camille is a popular American-themed bar in Paris. It was also where members of the French resistance to the Nazi occupation gathered. The bar has photos of a number of African-American performers.
Notre-Dame de Paris is shown on a busy evening in Paris. The cathedral was the setting of two novels by African-American writer Richard Wright.
Chez Camille is a popular American-themed bar in Paris. It was also where members of the French resistance to the Nazi occupation gathered. The bar has photos of a number of African-American performers.
A street flyer advertises an upcoming gospel show by African-American performers in Paris. s)
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A tour of Paris in the footsteps of famous African-Americans

Novelist Colson Whitehead discusses his Pulitzer prize-winning book, The Underground Railroad, at the English-language bookstore Shakespeare and Company in Paris. Some of the United States’ greatest black intellectuals and performers sought an escape here from the racism of 20th century America and with a little homework, you can retrace their footsteps.
Dancers swing to jazz at Caveau de la Huchette, a Paris jazz club shown in the 2016 movie “La La Land” a popular spot for African American musicians in 1950s. Some of the United States’ greatest black intellectuals and performers sought an escape here from the racism of 20th century America, and with a little homework, you can retrace their footsteps.
Musicians perform at Caveau de la Huchette, a Paris jazz club shown in the 2016 movie “La La Land” and a popular spot for African American musicians in 1950s.
Chez Camille is a popular American-themed bar in Paris. It was also where members of the French resistance to the Nazi occupation gathered. The bar has photos of a number of African-American performers.
Notre-Dame de Paris is shown on a busy evening in Paris. The cathedral was the setting of two novels by African-American writer Richard Wright.
Chez Camille is a popular American-themed bar in Paris. It was also where members of the French resistance to the Nazi occupation gathered. The bar has photos of a number of African-American performers.
A street flyer advertises an upcoming gospel show by African-American performers in Paris. s)

A tour of Paris in the footsteps of famous African-Americans

Cafe de Flore is shown on a busy afternoon in Paris. It’s the site where African-American novelist James Baldwin worked on his novel Go Tell It on the Mountain.
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