Black History Month

Today we talk to Dr. Monique Y. Wells about the African American Artist Beauford Delaney. This is a fascinating story of Monique’s research into Beauford’s life and the continuing discovery of his work has led her to explore the fascinating stories of other African Americans who came to Paris to pursue their passion for the visual arts. 

Because of her work with study abroad programs, she is aware that African American writers and musicians are far more frequently the focus of such programs than artists. Through projects supported by her newest non-profit organization, the Wells International Foundation, she is committed to rekindling the historical renaissance that 19th- and 20th-century African American artists experienced in the City of Light. 

Dr. Monique Y. Wells is a multipreneur – she’s a preclinical safety professional, productivity expert, writer and editor, speaker, and travel professional. A 23-year resident of Paris, France, she is co-founder of the travel planning service Discover Paris! and the creator of the company’s Entrée to Black Paris tours and activities.

Entrée to Black Paris!

Les Amis de Beauford Delaney – the blog:

Beauford Delaney: So Splendid a Journey (video documentary)  The Gotham Film & Media Institute – Fiscal Sponsorship

Wells International Foundation – Beauford Delaney:


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