This mini lecture series will explore the African American presence in Paris. Since the mid‐1700s scores of African Americans have visited, lived, and worked in France. Students will research the experiences and perceptions of Black Americans through their own academic lens and make connections from their own scholarly disciplines to the topic of African Americans in Paris.
The course will be led by Dr. Rhonda Collier (Tuskegee University) and will introduce students to three groups Black Americans who have traveled to
Paris: 1) political persons, 2) academics, and 3) culture bearers. These themes will be explored via geographic visitations to the arrondissements where Black Americans experienced world wars, Pan‐ Africanist movement, study abroad, writer’s life, café culture, and Jazz Age club life.
Students will also have an opportunity to explore Paris as a part of the course and at leisure.
May 15-22, 2018 (ask about trip extensions)
Starting at $2250
When deposit of $500 received by March 1, 2018
Includes: Faculty-led lecture series and materials, all planned excursions and tours include transportation and local bilingual guide; Shared Accommodations; Meals as listed within itinerary; Orientation; GI Staff support during experience; Emergency medical insurance.