'Black Paris Tours' looks at love aff...

'Black Paris Tours' looks at love affair between black American...

There are 4 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 23, 2008, titled 'Black Paris Tours' looks at love affair between black American.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Any American with even a slight familiarity with Paris knows about Josephine Baker, the black swivel-hipped cabaret entertainer who shunned racism in America, vaulted to stardom here in 1925, and stayed on to ...

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New Lenox, IL

#1 Jan 23, 2008
Maybe a mention of Major Taylor, the first African-American World Cycling champion that had great success in Paris and Europe, would be suitable. A great athlete and gentleman that overcame great prejudice in the USA but was welcomed in Paris.
Joseph Duvernay

Frazier Park, CA

#2 Jan 23, 2008
The 1st century Greek geographer Strabo's Leucotia
(Lutetia) as mentioned by Rabelais, "which in Greek
means whiteness, because of the white thighs of the ladies
of that place." (tongue in cheek, some)(also: Par-of, from,
etc. and ris-laughter, smile, reef-of-sails, sweetbread) is a
splendid place, one must admit, that could even be more superb, but for its too much reliance (the country) on nuclear energy, which transmits a transparent death-pall
over all it touches.

Perris, CA

#3 Jan 23, 2008
Sounds like a good idea. No more Afro-American, White American, Hispanic American, etc.

Cicero, IL

#4 Jan 25, 2008
As noted wryly by Billy Strayhorn, "a week in Paris will ease the bite of it; all I care is to smile in spite of it."

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