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When  African   Americans Joanne Burke and David Burke  Came to    Paris A Film Companion

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FROM HELLFIGHTER TO MUSICAL DIRECTOR When James Reese Europe enlisted in Harlem   s 15th Infantry Regiment in September 19...
James Reese Europe and his band playing at the Hotel Tunis in Paris  James Reese Europe, machine-gun company commander  Of...
LE JAZZ Louis Mitchell   s Jazz Kings was the first commercial jazz band to play in Paris after World War I. They opened i...
Benny Peyton   s Orchestra  Pelican Variety Five  Le Jazz magazine cover  The Cracker Jacks  Red Devils Jazz Band  The Ram...
YOUNG LANGSTON HUGHES Langston Hughes   s autobiography The Big Sea, about his days working on sea-going cargo freighters ...
Hughes often wrote for Opportunity magazine Hughes   s poetry collection published in 1925 after his stay in Paris  Harlem...
JOSEPHINE AND BANANAS Josephine Baker left Berlin in the summer of 1926 to star in a new revue called La Folie du Jour at ...
Poster advertising La Folie de Jour  Les Folies Beg  re at night  Sidney starring with the Noble Sissle   s Band Bechet   ...
TANNER IN PARIS After his studies at the Academy, just as his father had predicted, Henry could not make a living. Discrim...
The Resurrection of Lazarus  The Banjo Lesson, Tanner   s most famous painting Hale Woodruff   s article about Tanner as a...
THE COLONIAL EXPOSITION OF 1931 In May 1931, the spectacular Colonial Exposition in the Bois de Vincennes in Paris began i...
A full-size replica of Angkor Wat at the 1931 Exposition West African head  African dance scene by Palmer Hayden West Afri...
BRICKTOP AND LOUIS ARMSTRONG IN THE 1930   S After Wall Street collapsed in 1929, most Americans in Paris began returning ...
Ads for concerts and Louis Armstrong   s famous lip salve  Benny Carter with his saxophone  Louis Armstrong and his trumpe...
THE NARDALS AND N  GRITRUDE In the 1930s, Black intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic began to interact more intense...
The student newspaper published by C  saire and Senghor  Aim   C  saire of Martinique L  opold Senghor, future president o...