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Monique Leads Paris Bloggers on an “Entrée to Black Paris” Tour

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
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Bruce and Pamela Murray (on the left)
Monique Y. Wells (center)
(c) Discover Paris!

Bruce and Pamela Murray came to Paris to spend thirty days and to write about their daily experiences on Facebook. We first met them for dinner on Thursday, October 6, at which time we proposed that they join Monique, my wife and Discover Paris! business partner, for a guided walking tour that highlights the lives of notable African-American writers who lived in Paris after WWII.

The walking tour took place last Thursday under a beautiful autumn sky. Three other persons, including two Paris bloggers, joined the group.

The tour lasted two hours. Monique’s presentation incorporated not only anecdotes about writers Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Chester Himes, but also the stories of many other persons of color, including French writer Alexandre Dumas and Senegalese historian and anthropologist Cheikh Anta Diop.

Bruce and Pamela wrote a great review about Monique’s tour on their 30 Days in Paris Facebook page. Thank you, Bruce and Pamela!