Thursday, January 28, 2016

What's On in Paris for Black History Month 2016

We are on the eve of Black History Month 2016! Here are a few programs and events that are being offered in Paris (in chronological order). Entry for all events is free.

Evenings with an Author: Linda Hervieux, Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War

The American Library in Paris has invited journalist and photographer Linda Hervieux to talk about her book about the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion and their role in the Normandy beach landings during World War II. The event will be held on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:30 PM.

For more information, click HERE.

Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color

This groundbreaking exhibition is being shown from February 4-29, 2016. The vernissage (opening) is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3 at 6 PM. Registration is required.

To access the French-language registration page, click HERE.

To access the English-language registration, click HERE.

For a full schedule of events during the exhibition, click HERE.

Black Man Abroad: The Life and Works of James A. Emanuel

The American Library in Paris is mounting an exhibit in honor of the late poet and Paris expatriate, James A. Emanuel. It will open on Tuesday, February 16 and will run until Sunday, April 3, 2016.

For more information, click HERE.

The Roots of American Music

Nicole Taylor
Image from U.S. Embassy invitation to "The Roots of American Culture"

The U.S. Embassy's Cultural Service is hosting a concert called "The Roots of American Music" at the Hôtel Talleyrand on Wednesday, February 17. Soprano Nicole Taylor will be accompanied by Daniel J. Ernst on piano. Admission is by invitation only.


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