A note from Founder and Lead Guide, Ricki Stevenson:
"Thank you for visiting my webpage. What you've seen is my passion, the fulfillment of my desire to open people's eyes to the rich legacy of African and African American history in the City of Light... and in the World! This desire began when my Mom took me to see Josephine Baker perform in Los Angeles when I was three years old! Mme Baker and so many others who "came before" used Paris as a platform to fight stereotypes, ignorance and racism. It doesn't matter where you're from, how old you are, what race or nationality you are .... this is history we can all use! I look forward to meeting you, your friends, family, students and colleagues. I look forward to introducing you to the Best of Black Paris!"