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African Americans in Paris Spring Break Course

Dr. Sharon Austin teaches the African Americans in Paris class during the spring break of each year.  If you would like information, please contact her at  You can also find videos from the class on the UF African American Studies Program’s youtube page

The class studies the history, culture, and politics of African Americans who left the U.S. and moved to Paris, France.  The class will visit several historic sites such as the home of Josephine Baker, Versailles Palace, the Louvre Museum, and will also take walking tours of Parisian neighborhoods such as the predominantly African/Caribbean Goutte d’Or neighborhood and the Latin Quarter.  In addition, students will travel to Nantes, France to visit a slavery museum, hear a lecture on slavery in France, and visit the site where slaves were transported from Africa to Paris.

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Study Abroad in Paris

Power Point Presentation: Paris-Presentation-for-Site

Syllabus: African Americans in Paris 2019 Syllabus