These Paris Train Stations Are Named After People Of African Descent

The first thing you notice when traveling on the metro in Paris, many of the stops are named after prominent artists, writers, and politicians. 

Here’s a list of the current stations named after people of African descent:

Alexandre Dumas — a celebrated French author — was the grandson of an enslaved Haitian woman named Marie-Césette Dumas.

Alexandre Dumas

Eboué — black colonial administrator — reached the highest level of the French colonial administrative system.

Félix Eboué

Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the U.S. for over half a century. She won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums.

Ella Fitzgerald

The “mother of the modern day civil rights movement” in America refused to surrender her seat to a white male passenger, triggering a wave of protests.

Rosa Parks 


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