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
- *Penny M. Von Eschen, Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2006) [Digitally available through USC Libraries].
- *Ruth Feldstein, “‘I Don’t Trust You Anymore’: Nina Simone, Culture, and Black Activism in the 1960s,” Journal of American History 91 (March 2005), 1349-1379. [[I e-mailed this to you in the Spring; it’s available in JSTOR]]
- *“Civil Rights March Planned by 50 Americans in Paris,” New York Times (November 29, 1966) [Online in NYT database and the newspaper databases]
- *Excerpt, Robin Kelley, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, (Free Press, 2010), Read Chapter “France Libre!” [Online]
Watch: Liz Garbus, What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
Optional (at your own expense): Blues Night in French at the New Morning Jazz Club
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.