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Black French-American rights activist Josephine Baker enters Panthéon

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Josephine 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 ...

The Guardian view on Josephine Baker: a timely addition to the Panthéon

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Above the portico columns of the Panthéon in Paris, which was completed the year after the storming of the Bastille, a solemn inscription reads, “To Great Men From a Grateful Nation”. Well over 200 anni dopo, the fa...

Dancer, singer … spy: France’s Panthéon to honour Josephine Baker

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A novembre 1940, two passengers boarded a train in Toulouse headed for Madrid, then onward to Lisbon. One was a striking Black woman in expensive furs; the other purportedly her secretary, a blonde Frenchman with mou...

Josephine Baker sarà la prima donna di colore ad entrare nel Pantheon francese

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I resti di Josephine Baker, un famoso ballerino franco-americano, cantante e attore che ha lavorato anche con la resistenza francese durante la seconda guerra mondiale, verrà spostato nel mausoleo del Pantheon a novembre, secondo t...

I’m hooked on Mare of Easttown. Piecing it together slowly each week is half the thrill

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Escapism takes many forms, and my current preference is to leave my perfectly fine life behind for an hour every Monday and immerse myself in the bleak goings-on of a small town in America’s frigid rust belt, a place ...