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Walking The Spirit Tours of Black Paris (8182 hits)

Since 1994, Walking The Spirit Tours has accompanied visitors through the streets of Paris to see and learn about its rich Black history. From school groups to families to individuals, the African-American tour guides share their vast knowledge of the lives and challenges of writers, artists, entertainers, musicians, and intellectuals. Some of Black America's best known have passed through or lived in the City of Light and their stories are mostly exhilarating, sometimes saddening, and always inspiring.

The tours also explore the African experience in Paris and enlightens on the relationship between Diaspora members.

Some Black expatriates are:

Josephine Baker

Richard Wright

Henry O. Tanner

Meta Vaux Warrick

James Baldwin

Lt. James Reese Europe

Bud Powell

Miles Davis


Alberta Hunter

Florence Mills

Langston Hughes

Claude McKay

Countee Cullen

Barbara Chase-Riboud

Carlene Polite

Elizabeth Prophet

Lois Mailou Jones

Jake Lamar



Posted By: Julia BROWNE
Monday, February 25th 2008 at 11:50PM
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