Black Paris and the Myth of a Colorblind France with Monique Wells

Black Paris and the Myth of a Colorblind France with Monique Wells


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Few U.S. citizens realize that France has a multiracial society, largely due to its African, Caribbean, and Asian colonial past. But other European, North, and South American countries also contribute to the French “melting pot,” and African Americans have played a significant role in its development.

Led by Monique Y. Wells, an expert on the African-American presence in Paris, this interactive seminar will examine African-American history, culture, and contemporary life in Paris with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries.  Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of how African Americans came to view France as "colorblind" and how African-American culture has become an indelible part of French life. They will discover physical traces of African Americans who have lived in Paris since the 19th century, learn about events that celebrate the cultural influence of the African diaspora in Paris, and explore contemporary Black Paris through images of places and personalities in media, politics, and more.  Similarities and differences between “being Black” in the U.S. and France will also be discussed.

Context is pleased to donate the full proceeds from the September 5 lecture to Les Amis de Beauford Delaney. Les Amis de Beauford Delaney was founded in November 2009 with the intent to preserve and extend the legacy of African-American modernist painter Beauford Delaney through the placement and maintenance of his tombstone, the organization of commemorative and educational events in his honor, and the sharing of information about his life and accomplishments with the press, media, and general public. Delaney spent much of his life in Paris.

A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Monique Y. Wells has resided in Paris, France since 1992. She is the founder and CEO of the Wells International Foundation (WIF) and co-owner of Entrée to Black Paris, a travel service that specializes in walking tours and activities on African Diaspora Paris and gourmet Paris. Dr. Wells’ thirteen distinct Entrée to Black Paris™ tours are the hallmark of her travel business. Her training course for destination specialists, entitled Paris – An Afro-centric Perspective, is the only continuing education course for travel professionals that features Paris as an Afro-centric travel destination.

This conversation is not suitable for children under age 16

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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