Brooke Clark: Josephine Baker

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  • Josephine Baker
  • "I ran away from St. Louis, and then I ran away from the United States, because of that terror of discrimination" - Josephine Baker
  • Come See Josephine Baker Live Tonight!
  • Accomplishments
  • End segregation!
  • Equality!
  • Equal Rights
  • Importance
  • End Segregation
  • Lets all end segregation together.
  • Freda Josephine McDonald was born on June 3, 1906, in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a singer, dancer, and she fought segregation. She also worked for the French Resistance during World War II. Josephine Baker died on April 12, 1975.
  • She performed in Europe and the U.S.A. In 1926, Baker became popular and in 1930, she started her singing career. When World War II broke out she worked for Red Cross. In the 1950s, Baker moved back to the U.S. to help in the Civil Rights Movement. In 1963, she walked the March on Washington with Martin Luther King Jr. Since being a notable speaker that day the NAACP named May 20th "Josephine Baker Day."
  • Josephine Baker is important because of how she helped end segregation. She participated in many marches. She marched in the March on Washington with Martin Luther King Jr., which she performed at. Baker also protested against restaurants that didn't allow her to eat there, spoke about how bad Jim Crow was, and delivered speeches about ending segregation during her performances.
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