How Josephine Baker earned her place in the Pantheon
Josephine Baker in front of the Savoy Hotel in London, April 25, 1945 © Keystone / Hulton Archive / Getty Images
By: Alexandra Cagnard Follow
This Tuesday, November 30, 2021, Joséphine Baker enters the Panthéon.
Forty-six years after his death, the icon of the Roaring Twenties joined the great French figures who rest in this high place of the Republic.
Sébastien Jédor, journalist in the culture department of RFI, enlightens us on the reasons for this pantheonization.
In this new episode of
Actu, Sébastien Jédor explains how Joséphine Baker's childhood influenced the struggles against racism that the artist has led all her life.
Sébastien looks back on his involvement in the French Resistance during World War II.
We understand how thanks to her notoriety and her status as an icon, Joséphine Baker managed to glean important information for Free France from General de Gaulle.
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