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Joséphine Baker: artist, activist, resistance fighter and now honoured in France’s Panthéon

Published August 27, 2021 with The Conversation UK | By Clare V. Church 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. A crowd of adoring Allied soldiers stationed in North Africa gathered to swoon… Continue reading Joséphine Baker: artist, activist, resistance fighter and now honoured in France’s Panthéon

Tablet Magazine

Confronting Memories of Nazi-Occupied France

Published July 14, 2017 on Tablet Magazine | By Clare Church     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. Reports soon surfaced of people leaving the archives in tears, distraught with… Continue reading Confronting Memories of Nazi-Occupied France

Civic Ideas

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… Continue reading Native American Women: “Original Resisters and Ultimate Survivors”