Isabel Reed

About Isabel

Isabel Reed is a neuroscience major from Portland, Oregon at the University of Southern California. After graduating from USC in 2021, she hopes to attend medical school in order to pursue a career in neurology. As a member of the Thematic Option Honors Program in Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, she is excited to apply this style of interdisciplinary study to the exploration of Black American culture in Paris.

Introduction [2] You may recognize this quote from your United States Passport.[3] It is the only quote on this document from a woman, and one of only two from an African-American individual, the other being a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cooper’s commentary on freedom is taken from an essay entitled “‘Woman versus… MORE

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Overview of Tour Powerful Black Women in Paris Who is Mary McLeod Bethune? How was Josephine Baker politically active? It’s okay if you don’t know the answer to either of these questions…you’re about to find out! In addition to learning about Mary McLeod Bethune and Josephine Baker, this walking tour will also teach you about… MORE

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Hidden American Founding Father The Jardins du Trocadero boasts one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Suprisingly, only a few minutes away, tucked behind the Palais de Chaillot on the Right Bank, there lies a tiny square of grass with a statue of Benjamin Franklin. Ambassador to France Franklin, a Philadelphia native, was… MORE

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