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Josephine Baker to Be Reinterred at the Pantheon

She's the first Black woman to get the honor

(Newser) - The remains of American-born singer and dancer Josephine Baker will be reinterred at the Pantheon monument in Paris , making the entertainer who is a World War II hero in France the first Black woman to get the country’s highest honor, the AP reports. Le Parisien newspaper reported Sunday that...

France Seeks a Rarity: A Woman for Its Pantheon

Only 2 of 73 buried there are female

(Newser) - France's Pantheon, completed in 1790, seeks to honor the country's "great men"—but the powers that be agree that the next great man probably should be a woman. Since the Pantheon's creation, only 73 people have been interred there. Only two of those are women,...

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