A very well-researched and well-told article, Courtney. The black contingent that existed in Paris, particularly between the two wars, was significant and needs telling. As to James Baldwin not being “seen” in Paris, it’s very possible there was too much turmoil at the time, despite the romanizing by writers and other artists. Racism was a low priority, in other words. Thanks for the post. Really enjoyed it.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.