Josephine Baker

 

Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born Afro-French dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the “Bronze Venus,” the “Black Pearl,” and the “Créole Goddess”. Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture and to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, for assisting the French Resistance during World War II, and for being the first American-born woman to receive the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.

Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975)

Josephine Baker
(June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975)

Josephine Baker. Havana, Cuba. 1950 - Photo by Rudolf Suroch

Josephine Baker in Havana, Cuba. 1950

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

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