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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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  • 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

Josephine Baker (6-3-06 to 4-12-75) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937. Fluent in both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. 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 receiving the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.

"I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on." -Josephine Baker in La Joie de Paris, 1932-33

Josephine Baker. A very beautiful woman with a beautiful heart full of love.

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'

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 w/ a peacock feather skirt overlay (LOW-backed, diamante straps and fitted bodice); probably early 20s (Deco holdover elements), and a line up the back of her stockings

Josephine Baker in1929 - Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was an American dancer, singer, and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France. She was given such nicknames as the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and the "Créole Goddess". Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, 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, f...

"The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains." - Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker reinvented herself many times and future entertainers would draw from the well of her creative endeavors for generations.