The famous singer, dancer and leader of the French-American magazine Josephine Baker will enter the Pantheon, the Parisian newspaper announced on Sunday. The ceremony is scheduled for November 30th.
The famous French-American artist Joséphine Baker is an outstanding figure in the resistance movement and anti-racism struggle. He will enter the Pantheon on November 30th. Did we learn from the Parisian newspaper?, To quote President Emmanuel Macron.
“Yes!” According to the “Daily Mail” report, the head of state interviewed a group of celebrities who came to defend this initiative at the Elysée Palace on Wednesday, July 21, including “the novelist Pascal Bruckner, the singer” Laurent Waltz, entrepreneur Jennifer Guesdon, essayist Laurent Kuperman, especially Brian Bouillon-Baker, one of the sons of Joséphine Baker”.
According to the “Parisian”, the ceremony will be held on November 30, making this famous magazine leader born in Missouri and buried in Monaco the first black woman to rest in a secular cemetery.
A petition collected 38,000 signatures
According to the Parisian newspaper, the Elysée Palace reviewed the files of translators supporting the famous song “I have two loves” for the first time at the end of June. Petition to support the artist’s deificationInitiated by Laurent Kupferman two years ago, 38,000 signatures have been collected.
>> A petition to bring all the fighting women Josephine Baker into the Pantheon
“The artist, the first black international star, the muse of Cubism, who resisted in the French army during World War II, worked with Martin Luther King in the United States of America and France with Lica (International Anti-Semitism League) Civil rights, now Licra: International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism, editor’s note) (…) We believe that Joséphine Baker, 1906-1975, has a place in the Pantheon”, the text argues.
For more than a century, the Pantheon has been a secular cemetery for French “greats”, and the “grateful hometown” wishes to pay tribute to them. This majestic building occupies the Sainte-Geneviève hill, one of the hills of Paris in the center of the capital.
Among the 80 “pantheons”, there are politicians, writers, scientists, some religious figures, and many soldiers. Only five women are buried there, including Simone Veil, the last woman buried in 2018.