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Toni Morrison Society Discovers Paris!
Discover Paris! provides commentary on key sites relevant to African / Diaspora history in the French capital during a three-hour bus tour as part of the Toni Morrison Society's Paris conference.
Part of the four-day conference included a “traveling session” called “Black Paris and Sites of ‘Rememory’
Though it rained for much of the tour, the skies cleared sufficiently to allow the group to leave the bus to take photos at Place Josephine Baker. Afterward, Wells relayed the story of Baker’s last performance run in Paris, which took place at the nearby Bobino Theater, and the inauguration of the square.
Wells is the creator of Discover Paris!’ Entrée to Black Paris™ tours and activities (http://www.discoverparis.net/
When asked about Discover Paris!’ participation in this historic conference, Wells said, “It is an honor and a privilege to contribute to this historic event in support of Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison and the Toni Morrison Society. Discover Paris! has worked with conference organizer Professor Janis Mayes on her Paris Noir summer study abroad program since its inception in 2001, and we are very pleased that she selected us to be a part of the conference program!”
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Discover Paris! has provided personalized itinerary planning and private, guided tours--including Afrocentric walking tours and activities--since 1999. Co-founder Monique Y. Wells is the author of the company's Entrée to Black Paris™ blog (http://entreetoblackparis.blogspot.com).
Discover Paris! published Paris Insights - An Anthology: a collection of lively anecdotes that is the written culmination of one American’s passion for Paris. It also publishes the Paris Insights newsletter and the Paris Insights restaurant review.