Paris: Featuring the African American Experience

July 11-19, 2020
$3,595

Discover how African American culture shaped Paris in the Jazz Age and beyond on this seven-night trip to the City of Light. In the years following World War I, many African-Americans—including luminaries such as Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes and Eugene Bullard—felt accepted in Paris, thousands of miles from the States. Trace the rich history of the city’s African- American community on specially designed walking tours and talks, and watch a documentary about the African-American influence in 1920s’ and 1930s’ Paris. After, meet the filmmakers for a Q&A session. Learn how jazz enchanted the city, and feel the rhythms for yourself with dinner and a concert at a local club. Along the way, enjoy quintessential Parisian experiences: the cuisine, a Seine cruise, a Louvre tour, and traveling on the Métro. This small-group program, ideal for active travelers, features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan, including wine with dinner.

Questions? Contact Donna Coggins via email at travel@wm.edu or call 757-221-1165.

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