China News Agency, Paris, November 30th (Reporter Li Yang) On the evening of November 30th, local time in France, an official burial ceremony for the legendary artist Josephine Baker was held in the Pantheon.
Josephine Baker became the first black woman to be buried in the French Pantheon.
The reporter saw at the scene that the official ceremony was solemn and solemn.
The children's chorus of Josephine Baker's popular song "Dans Mon Village" (Dans Mon Village) left a deep impression on reporters.
The song sings: "The whole world gets better a little bit, and becomes a big village that everyone will like (Et peuà peu, le monde entier serait meilleur et deviendrait un grand village où tous les hommes s'aimeraient)." Josephine Many of Baker's photos were projected onto the main entrance of the Pantheon, which looked dazzling and moving.
French President Macron attended the ceremony and delivered a speech, reviewing the legendary life of Josephine Baker and praising her for her contribution to France.
He summarized the multiple identities of Josephine Baker, both as an artist, as a civil rights activist, and as an agent who participated in the fight against the Nazis in World War II.
Macron praised her for "fighting for the freedom of all."
Josephine Baker was born in a poor family in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in 1906. She embarked on the path of acting and achieved success in European tours, becoming an internationally renowned artist.
She acquired French citizenship in 1937.
Later, she joined the resistance against Nazi Germany, collected intelligence, and served the French resistance movement.
She also received the French Legion of Honor.
Josephine Baker has deep feelings for France. She once said, "France has created me and Paris has given me everything."
She died of illness in Paris in 1975 at the age of 68.
The French government held a grand funeral for her at that time.
In August of this year, Macron confirmed that Josephine Baker would be buried in the Pantheon.
She also became the sixth woman buried in the Pantheon.
Located in the Latin Quarter of Paris, the Pantheon is a permanent memorial to famous historical figures in France.
Voltaire, Rousseau, Hugo, Zola, Madame Curie and other celebrities were buried here.