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13:31, January 5th

Last summer, I found a vintage copy of Chester Himes'

The Heat's On
 at Shakespeare & Co, tiny, yet overstuffed English Language bookstore across the bank from Notre Dame-Paris. I was reminded that I was a part of a long tradition of black American creatives who sought refuge in this city from American injustice. 
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American/Americaine

Thomas Alexander Dumas, father of Alexander Dumas (author of the Three Musketeers and the Count of Monte Cristo) was famous for centuries as the 

the highest ever ranking soldier of African descent in a European Army. But he was born a slave.

Thanks to a decree by France's King Louis X that outlawed slavery within continental France, when Thomas-Alexandre's father

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American/Americaine

Thomas Alexander Dumas, father of Alexander Dumas (author of the Three Musketeers and the Count of Monte Cristo) was famous for centuries as the 

the highest ever ranking soldier of African descent in a European Army. But he was born a slave.

Thanks to a decree by France's King Louis X that outlawed slavery within continental France, when Thomas-Alexandre's father

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