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Celebrating an extraordinary life: What is Jospehine Baker's legacy?


Josephine Baker's induction to the Pantheon here in Paris is the focus of today's Debate.The Missouri-born dancer who was also a spy for the French during the Second World War and a civil rights activist, will be honoured in the final resting place of France's most celebrated citizens.

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