Place des Vosges forms the backdrop. Mammy looks on from a distance at liberated figure of amazing black woman in advertising edifice. Josephine Baker did not arrive in Paris as a maid. On her arrival, she dazzled as the black diva. She established black as the new cool, the new sexy in Paris. She defined 'Paris Noir'.
Paris-based painter Ealy Mays present Paris stories and narratives in art, with cultural and socio-political images of current and historical life in the city of lights, including the history of African Americans in Paris, the Spirit of black Paris, the Paris Noir experience, from the viewpoint of the black expatriate in France