African Americans in Paris, Episode 426

Categories: Moving to France, Paris

Join Annie Sargent and Masika Nyaku who chat about African Americans in Paris. Masika fell in love with Paris, is learning about other Black Americans who went before her and she would love to join them and move to Paris herself.

African Americans have been present in Paris for centuries, with a significant number of them living in the city during the early 20th century. Many were artists, writers, and musicians who were drawn to the city's cultural scene.

The period between the two World Wars is often referred to as the "Harlem Renaissance in Paris" because of the number of Black artists, writers, and musicians who lived and worked there at the time. They were part of a larger community of expatriates, which included many other Americans and Europeans. This period saw the emergence of jazz and the birth of the literary genre of the "Negro novel". Some famous Black Americans in Paris during this time include James Baldwin, Josephine Baker, and Duke Ellington.

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Discussed in this Episode

  • Café Tournon
  • Le Théâtre des Champs Elysées
  • Les Follies Bergères
  • Le Casino de Paris
  • Montparnasse
  • Brasserie La Coupole
  • Eglise de la Madeleine
  • Pantheon
  • Chateau des Milandes
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  • Passion Monuments
  • ZenChef App
  • L'Ami Jean restaurant
  • La Fontaine de Mars restaurant
  • L'Auberge Bressane restaurant
  • Aux Cerises restaurant
  • Rue de la Bourdonnais
  • Rue Cler
  • Rue de Suffren
  • Jules Verne restaurant
  • Madame Brasserie
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