US-born Josephine Baker becomes first Black woman interred in Paris’ Panthéon mausoleum

The World

Josephine Baker was a US-born singer, dancer and performer who made her home in France, becoming one of the country’s all-time greatest music hall stars. Now, she will be given one of France’s greatest honors. Her remains will be moved to the Panthéon mausoleum in Paris – joining other French icons like Victor Hugo, Marie Curie and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. President Emmanual Macron made the decision after a petition received nearly 40,000 signatures in France. Bennetta Jules-Rosette, author of “Josephine Baker in Art and Life,” joins The World's host Carol Hills to discuss Baker's remarkable life and legacy.