"Anita Francois, museum curator, archaeologist, founder & CEO of Black Travel Summit."

Anita Jeanna Francois, museum curator, archaeologist, founder & CEO of Black Travel Summit. Born and raised in London, UK to a Seychellois mother and a Haitian father, Anita has had an affinity for traveling, history, and cultures from a young age.

"Anita Francois, museum curator, archaeologist, founder & CEO of Black Travel Summit."

Born and raised in London, UK to a Seychellois mother and a Haitian father, Anita has had an affinity for traveling, history, and cultures from a young age.

Anita Francois, museum curator, archaeologist, founder & CEO of Black Travel Summit.

Anita Jeanna Francois, museum curator, archaeologist, founder & CEO of Black Travel Summit. Born and raised in London, UK to a Seychellois mother and a Haitian father, Anita has had an affinity for traveling, history, and cultures from a young age.

Anita Francois

Having visited just under 30 countries, many of them several times, Anita made it her goal to encourage Black diaspora travelers to travel outside of their comfort zones. She advocates educating the public on the global Black diaspora while also basing many of her solo exhibitions on the expansion of this knowledge.

Anita Francois
“As a person of Haitian descent (with some Cuban ancestry), it is difficult to find a place where I fit in the Western hemisphere. Many people do not consider Haitians Latinx, since the western part of Hispaniola was taken over by the French almost two centuries after the discovery of the island by Columbus. Our histories however are intertwined. Not only do we share roots with the people of Dominica Republic, but our nation helped to liberate slaves in several Latin American countries. Latinx to me isa recognition of the uniqueness of Latin-American cultures and a symbol of perseverance.”

Anita founded the Black Travel Summit with the mission to create a safe space for Black travel professionals to connect, collaborate, and foster growth within their professions. To-date, the Black Travel Summit has organized 14 events welcoming over 80 speakers, partners, and sponsors, and has hosted over 6,000attendees.

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