Josephine Baker Is The First Black Woman Who Will Be Buried At The Pantheon In Paris

Josephine Baker Is The First Black Woman Who Will Be Buried At The Pantheon In Paris

PARIS — The remains of American-born singer and dancer Josephine Baker will be reinterred at the Pantheon monument in Paris, making the entertainer who is a World War II hero in France the first Black woman to get the country’s highest honor.

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