Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker is the first Black woman whose remains are to be buried in the Panthéon monument in Paris – one of the highest honors of France. The American-born dancer will be honored at the monument on November 30.
Baker began her career in the US as a dancer in several vaudeville shows. She went on to play in several successful movies in Europe. Later, she became a spy for the French military during the Second World War. While performing for the Nazi regime, she shared secret information to the French officials through invisible inks on music sheets.

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