Josephine Baker

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  • Josephine Baker
  • "One day I hope to become a famous singer and dancer on Broadway."
  • Accomplishments
  • "The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains."
  • Importance
  • "I'm not intimidated by anyone. Everyone is made with two arms, two legs, a stomach and a head. Just think about that."
  • Josephine Baker was born June 3, 1906 and when she was young she spent most of her time learning how to dance and sing, so she could one day be on Broadway. Later on, she became famous in France in the 1920s. During the 1950s and 60s she devoted most of her time fight segregation and racism. Before she started to fight racism and segregation she worked for the French Resistance during World War ll. She later died April 12, 1975, and was buried with military honors.
  • Josephine Baker had many accomplishments in life. Josephine Baker was awarded an award for her role in the French Resistance movement. She was a Red Cross nurse, during World War ll. She also became famous in the 1920s for singing, and became the most famous and highest-paid performer in Europe.
  • Josephine Baker is important in the African American history because she spent most of her life fighting racism. She decided she wouldn't perform in theaters until blacks were allowed to sit with whites. She never had children of her own, so later in life she adopted 12 children and called them her "rainbow tribe" to show that children of different color could live together.
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