Trump honors African Americans

Trump honors African Americans

February is National African American History Month. President Trump issued the following proclamation to commemorate the role African Americans have played in U.S. history: NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As we celebrate National African American History Month, we recognize the heritage


Get a sneak peek at the new African-American history museum [video]

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open September 24 in Washington, but wherever you are, you can take an early look now. The newest addition to the Smithsonian Institution has nearly 3,000 objects and 12 exhibitions, along with 183 videos, to tell the story of America through the African-American lens. President Obama will deliver remarks at

Mohamed Ali dénonce la guerre lors d’une manifestation à l’université de Chicago en 1967. (© AP Images)

Muhammad Ali’s voice for justice

A revolutionary style of boxing brought fame to Cassius Clay, but it was his voice for social justice that made Muhammad Ali — the name Clay took after embracing Islam — an international icon. The three world heavyweight championships speak for themselves. It’s what he did outside the boxing ring that’s drawn the most comment in the days since his death

L'Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis d'Amérique Jane D. Hartley s'entretient avec un vétéran à la Pointe du Hoc (Photo APP Rennes)

D-Day Commemorations in Normandy

After a tribute to American soldiers at Pointe du Hoc, Jane D. Hartley , U.S. Ambassador to France participated to the international commemoration at Port-en -Bessin where she gave a speech honoring the veterans. “We must pass on to younger generations what these men have taught themselves the pain and sacrifice – is that unless constantly defend freedom , it

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Celebrating Europe Day in Sigolsheim

On Sunday, May 8, Consul General Amy Westling commemorated Victory in Europe Day and laid a wreath – with Mayor-delegate Thierry Speitel-Gotz — at the American Monument just outside of Sigolsheim in Alsace, France.  The monument was erected in memory of all American units that fought alongside the French First Army from November 1944 to February 1945 for the liberation

Concert at the George Marshall Center

African-American History Month 2016 in France : The Roots of American Music

The U.S. Embassy presented US soprano Nicole Taylor and pianist Daniel Ernst in a series of musical performances and interactive pedagogical concerts incorporating historical information about the birth, development, preservation of Negro spirituals in 19th and 20th century America. Learning and singing songs together, the artists engaged  youth, women groups and general audience in Paris, Rennes, Montauban, and Toulouse. Spirituals

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APP Rennes Talks About the Civil Rights Movement at Selma Screening

On April 13, 2015, Public Affairs Specialist Eva Prévost participated in the screening of the film Selma that the U.S. Consulate for Western France co-organized with the Gaumont cinema in Rennes, and the local chapter of “SOS Racisme” association. Prevost highlighted the 50th anniversary of the march between Selma and Montgomery. She also introduced the 4-minute video of Congressman John

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Toulouse

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born and grew up in Atlanta, sister city of Toulouse.  A major figure in American history, Dr. King has also become a symbol of a unique friendship uniting Toulouse and the United States. Athough he never visited Toulouse, it was a fellow civil rights pioneer and family friend of Dr. King’s who first opened the

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