Josephine Baker to be first black woman immortalised in France's Pantheon
Josephine Baker, the French-American dancer, singer and actress who mesmerised France with performances mocking colonialism and later joined the French Resistance, will become the first black woman to be immortalised in France's Pantheon mausoleum Tuesday. Baker will be just the sixth woman to join the around 80 great national figures of French history in the secular temple on Paris's Left Bank. She will also be the first showbiz figure to be honoured with a symbolic spot in the secular sanctuary, final resting place of a long list of luminaries from the worlds of politics, culture and science, including Victor Hugo, Emile Zola and Marie Curie.
© Sarah Meyssonier Emmanuel Macron during his speech given in honor of the pantheonization of the artist Josephine Baker this Tuesday in Paris.
and Josephine Baker entered the Pantheon on Tuesday at 18:27, at the Republican Requiem Sound of Pascal Dusapin in Nomine Lucis. The monument perched at the top of the Sainte-Geneviève mountain in Paris, on which had just been projected the rich course of the American, bisexual, resistant, anti-racist activist, franc-maconne and feminist, of bobino to the resistance , was then illuminated by the colors of the French flag. In the nave, Emmanuel Macron wore under the mask a broad smile, surrounded by Brigitte Macron and Albert II, Prince of Monaco, where will always rest the body of the artist of Music-Hall. Inside the coffin that has reassembled the street Baberot worn by six soldiers of the air force, four handfuls of land coming from the places of the life of Baker : Saint-Louis, Paris, Miland and Monaco, so. The sizzling and singing voice of the artist resonated on the course, the French army choir spinned the song of partisans and sixty children of the opera-comic choir resumed in my village.
Pantheon: Josephine Baker, the black icon of the crazy years, soon immortal
© Staff / UPI / AFP The Franco-American artist Josephine Baker will "enter" to the Pantheon Tuesday, in Paris. She will be the first black woman to be honored at the Pantheon. She will thus join "great men" and the great women in the history of France. If his benefits were sometimes polemic, the artist remains the muse of crazy years. The muse of crazy years, Joséphine Baker , will become Tuesday the first black woman to enter to the pantheon .
for the secular beatification of the planetary icon, Emmanuel Macron pronounced a real ode to the nave to the one who "in a century of misguidance made every turn of the story the right choice, distinguishing the lights of darkness" . The President has largely unfolded the biography of this "heroin war, fighter, dancer, singer, woman defending the human race", opportunity at every moment of his life to deliver some unfunctive messages. Apology of "The emancipation against the assignment", by evoking the one that made "get up all the curtains, give all the doors and fall all the barriers." fighting racism, greeting the one who "sweeps the clichés of a hip setback", "Endose the stereotypes" but "jostles them, scratches them, turns them in burlesque and sublime the spirit of the lights" . Defense of the universalism that was according to him "The cause" of Josephine Baker. "She did not defend a skin color, she wore a certain idea of the man [...] the unity of the human race, the defense of all before the identity of each." Emmanuel Macron concluded his speech with a vibrant statement: "You Clamiez My country is Paris . Each of us tonight murmurs this chorus, sounding like a hymn to love. My France is Josephine! "
Video: Josephine Baker will enter the Pantheon on November 30 (BFMTV)
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