In the early 20th century, Paris became a center for creative spirits seeking a welcoming artistic milieu. After both World Wars, African Americans turned to Paris to embrace the open French culture, and in the process made a lasting impact on the cultural world through their music, writing, and art. During this cultural stay at the centrally located Hotel Les Jardins du Marais, immerse yourself in the “City of Light” and see it through the lens of the African American experience.

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Paris: The African American Experience

9 days from $4,590

In the early 20th century, Paris became a center for creative spirits seeking a welcoming artistic milieu. After both World Wars, African Americans turned to Paris to embrace the open French culture, and in the process made a lasting impact on the cultural world through their music, writing, and art. During this cultural stay at the centrally located Hotel Les Jardins du Marais, immerse yourself in the “City of Light” and see it through the lens of the African American experience.

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May 2 - 10, 2020 Departure; Oct 10 - 18, 2020 Departure
Thomas Doughton

Thomas Doughton

Thomas L. Doughton is a Senior Lecturer at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he has taught for 20 years. In scholarship and instructing undergraduates and adult learners, he has specialized in the Holocaust, comparative genocide, Native American studies, local history, and African American history as well as seminars like “Global African Diaspora” and “African Experience in Europe.” A longtime former resident of Paris, Professor Doughton did graduate work at the University of Paris completing an advanced degree with a dissertation on the relationship of the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre and the emergence of post-colonial discourse in Black Africa.