Josephine Baker, 1st Black woman honored in French Pantheon
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.
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-…
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.
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.”
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…