Sport Josephine Baker at the Pantheon: the ceremony in five
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021, the artist and resistant Josephine Baker was the first black woman to enter the Pantheon. Relive this historic ceremony through five frames. His pantheonization
wasannounced this summer, 46 years after his death. The French-American artist Josephine Baker, figure of the Resistance and the fight against racism, is the first black woman to enter the Pantheon. Here are five memorable images of the ceremony which took place this Tuesday, 30 November 2021
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.
1. His cenotaph ready to enter the Pantheon
family of Josephine Baker did not wish it to be moved, the casket entered the Pantheon Tuesday does not contain his body. We are talking of the cenotaph. From the land after four places that marked the artist's life was placed there: St. Louis, his hometown in the United States, Paris, city of heart, Milandes in the Dordogne where she owned a castle and Monaco, where she rests with her husband and one of her children.
On the cenotaph was raised a flag with the colors of France and several medals. He made his entry into the Pantheon from Soufflot street, adorned with a red carpet, and worn by aviators. During the Second World War, Josephine Baker in fact belonged to the air force. 2.
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music ceremony this march, Soufflot street entrance of the Pantheon, was made in music, starting with Paris I'm back. Several of his songs were then released and interpreted. The choir of popular control of the Comic Opera, for example, interpreted in my village. The Choir of the French Army also paid tribute to the artist.
pantheonization Josephine Baker: 60 children in the choir of popular control the comic-opera interpret "in my village" pic.twitter.com/0arPsVlI9v- BFMTV (@BFMTV)
3. a projection of the Pantheon
Just before entering the Pantheon, a video projection on the monument recounted the many facets of the life of the artist, also strong and militant.
Many archive footage were used to achieve this projection, to see fully here:
for Rokhaya Diallo, Josephine Baker at the Pantheon "does not erase the omnipresent racism in France»
© AFP Even if Josephine Baker deserves to enter the Pantheon according to Rokhaya Diallo, "France should not take advantage of this moment for Welcoming his treatment of people of color ". "What a shame! "," Do not let this woman obsessed with the breed The memory of Joséphine Baker "," A viperin text "... This is only a handful of the comments inspired by the tribune that the anti-racist activist and feminist, Or at least that comes as such, publishes in the Washington Post .
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4. The entrance to the Hall
for opening doors and entry into the Pantheon, is the musical work of Pascal Dusapin was chosen. It was composed for the, November 11, 2020.
tribute to Emmanuel Macron
In the Pantheon, Emmanuel Macron has a tribute to Josephine Baker discourse. For him, it becomes "incarnation of the French spirit and the symbol of an era" .
After the speech, the French Army Choir sang the Marseillaise, closing the ceremony.
The cenotaph will be placed in the vault 13 of the crypt, where there is already the writer Maurice Genevoix, in an alley in front of the resting place André Malraux, the Veil couple and Jean Moulin.
Josephine Baker at the Pantheon: Emmanuel Macron salutes a "heroin" .
© 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.