Discover all the things that inspire you
You can also sign in with
There's more Outdoors Pins to see...
Come take a look at what else is here!
He used Pinterest to explore new campsites
Join Pinterest to find all the things that inspire you.
Creating an account means you’re okay with Pinterest's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
50+
billion Pins
to explore
15
seconds to
sign up (free!)
Visit site
  • magda reardon

    During World War II, Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 - April 12, 1975) served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover, Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.

Tags:
World War Ii, Red Crosses, Secret Messages, Josephine Baker, Messages Written, Sheet Music, French Resistance, French Red, Invisible Ink

Related Pins

Josephine Baker 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.

Black Hollywood: Prinsesse Tam-Tam by Black History Album, via Flickr

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....

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

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover, Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.

"Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; 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

Josephine Baker by Black History Album, via Flickr

Josephine Baker in Paris qui remue, 1930 by Black History Album, via Flickr

"This Is My Share," American Red Cross 1944 War Fund Pamphlet by The Nite Tripper

'It's a war winning combination!' Husband and wife manage working at Cannon plant & family life with help of a dependable auto. Oldsmobile advertisement