Joséphine Baker: artist, activist, resistance fighter and now honoured in France’s Panthéon
In the midst of the Second World War, at the edge of the vast Saharan desert, Joséphine Baker took the stage. Her backdrop was a midnight sky, painted with stars.
Songs of Resistance
Violent storm clouds and blistering winds gathered around Germaine Sablon. As her silk scarf wavered in the wind, she clenched her fists to the sky and sang, “Ce soir l’ennemi connaîtra la prix du sang et des larmes.” Tonight, the enemy will know the price of our blood and tears.
Confronting Memories of Nazi-Occupied France
Early last year, France opened its WWII police archives for the first time. More than 200,000 documents, formerly available only to select scholars and officials, became open to the public after 76 years of secrecy.
Native American Women: “Original Resisters and Ultimate Survivors”
Published February 26, 2017 on Civic Ideas | By Clare Church NEW YORK – In the sea of pink pussy hats, waves of cornflower blue folded through the Women’s March on Washington, the day after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as president. Although not included in the first phase of organizing the protest, Native…