AFA Program to Show Film about Blacks in Paris
On Thursday October 5, 2017, the UF African American Studies Program will show the “Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light” documentary at 6pm in Smathers Library room 100. This one-hour documentary discusses the experiences of African Americans in France during World War I, the Jazz Age, World War II, and the modern civil rights movement. For many years, African American activists, entertainers, writers, and others moved to France to flee from segregation and American racism. This film chronicles their experiences. After the documentary ends, Julia Browne, owner of the Walking the Spirit Tour Company, will lead a discussion of the film.