Africana Library Film: Paris Noir African Americans
February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
AT LIFELONG (FREE)
Description: Documentary about the migration of pioneering African Americans to France and the impact both cultures had on each other. Through the use of rare photographs and stock footage, period music, and commentary by leading experts, it weaves stories and themes from World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s up to the German occupation of WWII.(Length 60 minutes)
Facilitator: Eric Kofi Acree is currently Director of the John Henrik Clarke Africana Library at Cornell University. He is the African/African American subject specialist for Cornell University Library. He presently serves on the Boards of The History Center in Tompkins County and Cinemapolis. He attained his Masters of Library Studies degree from the University at Buffalo. While living in Buffalo he developed a fondness for Buffalo Wings and Beef on Weck sandwiches (a roast beef sandwich served on a salted kummelweck roll with au jus sauce and horseradish.) His hobbies include model trains and fishkeeping.