Paris Noir explores the history of African-Americans jazz artists and writers in Paris from World War I to the early 1960s. For black Americans, Paris offered a sanctuary from Jim Crow. Francophone African and Caribbean writers also came. As colonial or former colonial citizens of France, these individuals engaged in cultural construction and deconstruction as they considered the expanding horizons of the mid-twentieth century. Join us for this important and groundbreaking film. Light refreshments provided.
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by: The History Department, The Center for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Salem State University’s Commonwealth Honors Program, The Department of World Languages and Cultures
Ellison Campus Center, North Campus
1 Meier Drive, Salem, MA 01970
Prof. Annette Chapman-Adisho