Morning Activity: 10 AM. Analyze on site café culture and how it facilitated interracial arts movements like jazz in Montmarte and Saint-Germain.

Afternoon Activity: 2 P.M. Meet at the Centre Georges Pompidou


Watch: Liz Garbus, What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Optional (at your own expense): Blues Night in French at the New Morning Jazz Club

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As a class, you will collectively make a Spotify playlist of Civil Rights era music and jazz that was either recorded or performed in Paris. You must annotate at least one of your contributions explaining its historical significance.

Rhae Lynn Barnes is an Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton University (2018-) and President of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. She is the co-founder and C.E.O. of U.S. History Scene and an Executive Advisor to the documentary series "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War" (now streaming PBS, 2019).

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