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    Josephine Baker 1929 Sterling Silver - Stacking Ring Set of Vintage Beauty

  • Michelle DuChemin

    Josephine Baker 1929, was the first African American female to star in a motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. Not only was Josephine beautiful, but she brought incredible amounts of change to the US for African Americans. After growing up being abused by her white female employer, Josephine went live as a child of the streets, using street performances to support herself. She soon became the “highest paid chorus girl in vaudeville...

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    Josephine Baker by Murray Korman

  • Julaine Haraden Morley

    Josephine Baker, 1929. "One day I realized I was living in a country where I was afraid to be black. It was only a country for white people. Not black. So I left. I had been suffocating in the United States… I felt liberated in Paris."

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    Josephine Baker. Black History Album.

  • Sharon Pisacreta

    Josephine Baker, 1920s. In 1925, Baker was the most successful American entertainer working in France. Ernest Hemingway called her "… the most sensational woman anyone ever saw." In 1934, she became the first African American woman to star in a major motion picture.

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Josephine Baker In Her Dressing Room by Black History Album, via Flickr

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Josephine Baker - She was best known for her exotic banana dance in a Parisian nightclub in the 1930's. She was also known for her "rainbow tribe" - she adopted a child of every race - well before Angelina Jolie....

Josephine Baker by Black History Album, via Flickr

Portrait of Josephine Baker with Chiquita by Studio PIAZ, 1931

Josephine Baker I think Josephine is a very inspirational woman She was a huge animal lover, a civil rights activist and adopted many children from around the world that she loving referred to as her 'rainbow tribe'

“One day I realized I was living in a country where I was afraid to be black. It was only a country for white people. Not black. So I left. I had been suffocating in the United States… A lot of us left, not because we wanted to leave, but because we couldn’t stand it anymore… I felt liberated in Paris.” — Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker (1906-1975) She first danced for the public on the streets of St. Louis for nickels & dimes. She became a chorus girl on the St. Louis stage. At 15 she married a Pullman porter named Baker, but left him when she ran away at age 17, because of racial discrimination. She made her way to Paris, France. In 1937 she had renounced her American citizenship, disgusted by the blatant & official racism against blacks, & became a citizen of France

josephine baker, rare photo from the very beginning of her career, est. late teens!

Josephine Baker ... and the famous banana skirt. From the Swedish ladies' magazine Femina (1957 No2)