Josephine Baker Is the First Black American Inductee at France’s Panthéon

Josephine Baker Is the First Black American Inductee at France’s Panthéon

Josephine Baker, a U.S.-born entertainer, civil rights activist, and anti-Nazi spy, became the first Black woman to receive Paris’ highest honor when inducted into France’s Panthéon. She joins other French luminaries like scientist Marie Curie, philosopher Voltaire, and Victor Hugo. Her voice echoed through the streets of Paris’ famed Left Bank, as an elaborate ceremony […]