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Josephine Baker Is The First Black Woman Who Will Be Buried At The Pantheon In Paris

today08/23/2021

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Josephine Baker poses in her dressing room at the Strand Theater in New York City in 1961. Her remains will be reinterred at the Pantheon monument in Paris.

The monument houses the remains of scientist Marie Curie, philosopher Voltaire, writer Victor Hugo and other luminaries. Baker’s remains will be reinterred in November.

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