Josephine Baker to be first black woman buried in France's Pantheon

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The remains of the American-born performer will be reinterred at the Paris monument, which houses the remains of scientist Marie Curie, French philosopher Voltaire and writer Victor Hugo.

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The remains of American-born singer and dancer Josephine Baker will be reinterred at the Pantheon monument in Paris, making the entertainer the first black woman to receive the country's highest honour, reports Sky News.