Petition seeks to honour French Resistance hero Joséphine Baker at the Panthéon

A petition circulating on the internet is pushing for American-born French dancer Joséphine Baker to be buried in the Panthéon, an honour reserved for France’s national heroes. The move would recognise the courage of a renowned artist who was also a feminist, actively resisted Nazi Germany during World War II, and who fought against racism and antisemitism. TheContinue reading “Petition seeks to honour French Resistance hero Joséphine Baker at the Panthéon”

Joséphine Baker – Black History Month

Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald, naturalised French Joséphine Baker; 3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975) was an American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. She was the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture, theContinue reading “Joséphine Baker – Black History Month”

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