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Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light

When:
Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where:
Flowers Hall Room 230
Description:

The Department of History

presents

Paris Noir
African Americans in the City of Light
a Film Screening

Driven by the brutal humiliation that came with the establishment of Jim Crow rule and drawn by the relative absence of segregation in France, African Americans found and built a space of freedom for themselves in Paris, the center of the French Empire.  Beginning in World War I and spanning through WWII, the documentary Paris by Night explores the worlds in which black artists, exiles, and expatriates participated through the Great Depression and the Second World War. This documentary tells the story of a key phase in “the worldwide assertion of African American culture.”

Cost:
Free
Sponsor:
Contact:
John Mckiernan-Gonzalez
Calendar:
History
Categories:
Academic, Entertainment, Exhibitions, Lectures, Visual Arts
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light