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Josephine Baker, 1st Black woman honored in French Pantheon

2 months ago·Paris, France
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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.
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Yahoo News

Josephine Baker to be first black woman immortalised in France's Pantheon

Josephine Baker, the French-American dancer, singer and actress who mesmerised France with performances mocking colonialism and later joined the French Resistance, will become the first black woman to be immortalised in France's Pantheon mausoleum Tuesday.

2 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
Ownership:Verizon Communications
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-…

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
Ownership:Scott Trust Limited
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.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
Ownership:BCE Inc.
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.”

2 months ago·India
Ownership:The Hindu Group
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…

2 months ago·United States
Ownership:National Amusements, Michael Redstone
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

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
Ownership:Alexander Lebedev

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