Live: Josephine Baker becomes first Black woman to enter France’s Panthéon
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The American-born dancer, singer, actress and civil rights activist Josephine Baker is the first Black woman to enter France’s Panthéon mausoleum of revered historical figures, nearly half a century after her death. A coffin containing handfuls of earth from four places where she lived will be carried into the building by French soldiers, commemorating her role in the French Resistance during World War II. Follow the ceremony live on FRANCE 24 by clicking on the video player above.

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