Josephine Baker, 1st Black woman honored in French Pantheon

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France is inducting Josephine Baker — Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist — into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France’s most revered luminaries.
6 months ago·Paris, France

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The Guardian

Black French-American rights activist Josephine Baker enters Panthéon

Cabaret star and war hero is first Black woman inducted into France’s mausoleum for revered figuresJosephine Baker, the French-American civil rights activist, music hall superstar and second world war resistance hero, is set to become the first Black woman to enter France’s Panthéon mausoleum of revered historical figures – taking the nation’s highest honour at a moment when tensions over national identity and immigration are dominating the run-…

6 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CTV News

In French Pantheon, Josephine Baker makes history yet again

France is inducting Josephine Baker -- Missouri-born cabaret dancer, Second World War spy and civil rights activist -- into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honoured in the final resting place of France's most revered luminaries.

6 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Hindu

Josephine Baker to become first Black woman to be honored in French Pantheon

French President Emmanuel Macron decided on her entry into the Pantheon, responding to a petition lobbying for her “pantheonization.”

6 months ago·India
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CBS Local

Harlem's Josephine Baker About To Be Given France's Highest Honor, A Resting Place In The Pantheon

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On Monday night, the Empire State Building was illuminated in the colors of the French flag as a nod to the history being made in that country on Tuesday.French-American performer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker will become the first Black woman to have a resting place inside the Pantheon, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported.Inside Chez Josephine on West 42nd Street, Baker’s legacy lives on.Jari Bouillon-Baker, one of h…

6 months ago·United States
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The Independent

Josephine Baker, 1st Black woman honored in French Pantheon

France is inducting Missouri-born cabaret dancer Josephine Baker who was also a French World War II spy and civil rights activist into its Pantheon

6 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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abc News

Josephine Baker, 1st Black woman honored in French Pantheon

France is inducting Missouri-born cabaret dancer Josephine Baker who was also a French World War II spy and civil rights activist into its Pantheon

6 months ago·United States
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