August 19, 2022



Joséphine Baker to be first black woman to enter France’s Panthéon

BBC News

August 23, 2021

American-born French performer Joséphine Baker will be entered into Paris’ Panthéon mausoleum, making her the first black woman to receive the honour.

The government says Baker will be inducted into the monument in November.

The Panthéon is a burial place for celebrated French icons such as scientist Marie Curie and writer Victor Hugo.

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