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Éditions Contrejour : Édouard Caupeil : Illusion


Release by Contrejour of Illusion by Edouard Caupeil.

It was during one of his reportages in the United States that Édouard Caupeil, accompanied by journalist Nicolas Bourcier, discovered Mound Bayou, the first black town in the country. Planted in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, in the deep south of the United States, Mound Bayou is an apparently ordinary town whose approximately 3,000 inhabitants nevertheless have the particularity of being all African-American. In 1887, an insane project for the time came to life: the creation of a city managed and administered by blacks in the heart of the racist and segregationist Mississippi, symbol of all exclusions. In addition to the discovery of Mound Bayou, there is an investigation into the footsteps of James Baldwin, from Birmingham to Tallahassee. The journey up Route 61, the route of the great migration and emancipation for southern blacks. Leaving New Orleans, millions of blacks took this route which connects Louisiana to Minnesota to seek dignity and fortune.


Édouard Caupeil: Illusion
Texts by Édouard Caupeil and Nicolas Bourcier
Contrejour Editions
Size: 20 x 25 cm
128 pages
Price: 40 euros

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