Thursday, 10 June 2010

Josephine Baker, Pioneering Entertainer

As an American in Paris...Josephine Baker made it her life's mission to be able to return to a United States that was racially unsegregated.
Here is her official website; it has been over a hundred years since the humble birth of Josephine Baker, trailblazing singer, dancer, and activist. Here is an excerpt from her official website:
Josephine served France during World War II in several ways. She performed for the troops, and was an honorable correspondent for the French Resistance (undercover work included smuggling secret messages written on her music sheets) and a sub-lieutenant in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She was later awarded the Medal of the Resistance with Rosette and named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the French government for hard work and dedication.