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Paris featuring the African American Experience

Learn how African American culture helped to shape Paris in the Jazz Age.

Paris featuring the African American Experience

Learn how African American culture helped to shape Paris in the Jazz Age.

Highlights

  • Trace the footsteps of influential African American luminaries such as Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, and Eugene Bullard during a stay in Paris, immersing yourself in their stories and experiences in the City of Light
  • Explore the vibrant neighborhood of Montmartre, known for its jazz fervor, and learn about the influential club owners and musicians who shaped Paris’ jazz scene 
  • Engage in thought-provoking discussions and watch a fascinating documentary about the experiences of African Americans in France, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers 
  • Indulge in quintessential Parisian experiences, savoring divine cuisine, cruising along the Seine River, and immersing yourself in the city’s incredible art scene
This is a shared departure operated by AHI.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Paris, France
Day 2: Paris
Day 3: Paris
Day 4: Paris
Day 5: Paris
Day 6: Paris
Day 7: Paris
Day 8: Paris
Day 9: Depart for U.S.

Host

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Frieda Ekotto

Lorna Goodison Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, Comparative Literature and Francophone tudies

Fun fact

I love to read novels and watch films, and of course travelling around the world.

U-M Role

I teach mostly graduate seminars. In Fall 2023, I taught a course on Global Blackness in Europe and in Winter Global Blackness in Latin America: Brazil. I have a long list of research interests: from Anglophone and Francophone Literature, to African Cinema with specific interests on Race, Blackness and Social Justice.

Trip Experience

French Culture. I have spent lots of time in Paris. I wrote my dissertation on Jean Genet an XXe French novelist and playwright. I grew up in Switzerland so we used to go to France a lot.

Available to Book
April 6-14, 2024

Starting price

$3,995

Deposit per person

$600

Countries Visited

France

Activity Level

High
April 6-14, 2024

Starting price

$3,995
*Single supplement applies

Deposit per person

$600

Countries Visited

France

Activity Level

High
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