Casey Unfreed/Josephine Baker

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  • Josephine Baker
  • "The things we truly love stay with us always,locked in our hearts as long as life remains"
  • Accomplisments
  • "You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can't go wrong. The world is behind you."
  • Importance
  • "Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speaks one's sole, when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood."
  • Josephine Baker was born 1906, to Carrie McDonald and Eddie Carson. Josephine grew up working for wealthy white families, as they often stated to her "be sure not to kiss the baby". She was mostly known for being on the runway. Especially at this time period it was hard for her talents to be excepted because of her color.
  • Josephine Baker didn't have any children of her own. She decided to adopt her family. She called her family the "Rainbow Tribe", she waned to prove that children who looked different could live together. Another thing that she did was she did charity work in Paris Josephine "kissed babies in foundling homes, gave dolls to the young and soup to the aged".
  • Josephine Baker was a dancer. She was most known and remembered for her determination. She was determined because in America they wouldn't let her do most things because of her color. So she went to France. In France she fought for her own acceptance and the acceptance of others. She loved to make people happy so she would dance and sing to raise the French troops spirits.
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