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Actress Josephine Baker was the first black woman to enter the Pantheon in France

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22 ago 2021 22:52 GMT

Of the 80 people currently in the French Lay Temple, only five are women.

Josephine Baker, French-American dancer, actress and activist The first black woman to enter the Pantheon in Paris, France honors the best personalities who have contributed to the construction of the European nation since its revolution to this day.

On July 21, French President Emmanuel Macron announced his decision to accept Baker’s entry into the large secular temple. “Yes it is,” he confirmed to a small delegation he had Promoted the petition since 2013, With a collection of nearly 40,000 signatures, Revealed Local newspaper Le Parisien.

The actress died in 1975 at the age of 69, and her body is currently in Monaco, from where they will be transferred to the Paris Memorial. At the ceremony on November 30th, The date on which Baker married Frenchman Jean Lion.

Of the 80 personalities out there Currently there are only five women in the panchayat. Simon Weil, the last to enter in 2018, was a survivor of Nazi concentration camps and in 1975 promoted the legalization of abortion in France as a minister.

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