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Josephine Baker (credit: AAMPmuseum.org)

Josephine Baker (credit: AAMPmuseum.org)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A panel discussion featuring the descendants of famous African-Americans of early 21st century Paris is being held tonight at the African-American Museum in Philadelphia.

Jean Claude Baker, the adopted son of Josephine Baker, will join Peter Cook, a descendant of architect Julian Abele and others will join in a panel discussion at the African-American Museum of those featured in the museum’s exhibit – Free to Be: the Artistry and Impact of African-Americans in Paris – 1900  to 1940.

Layla Bermeo is guest curator. She says Paul Robeson’s grand-daughter, Susan, will also join in the panel.

“She’ll be joining us as well to discuss the legacy of Paul Robeson within her own family and how it’s guided her own work.”

The event and exhibition are part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio

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