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Josephine Baker

Today I’d like to tell you about Josephine Baker. She’s certainly a very interesting woman, the more I found out the harder it got to put this into one blog post. 318 more words

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Book Review: The Many Faces of Josephine Baker

There are people who fascinate and frustrate, people we call ‘larger than life.’  Some of my favorite figures in history are such people.  Genghis Khan… 327 more words

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Josephine Baker: The black diamond

Josephine Baker was an undeniable superstar. But that super stardom was earned in Europe because Baker had a pigmentation problem for White America.

Born into U.S. 183 more words

Paris Reacts to Shaking Bananas

In early October, 1925, Paris went crazy over the young American girl who danced the Charleston and other jazz dances clad only in a skirt of bananas.   817 more words

Moon-to-Sun Returns

1925 Paris; The Banana Skirt Dancer

This is the story of Josephine Baker, a black girl of U.S. citizenship who grew up poor in St. Louis, Missouri, gravitated to a vaudeville and dancing career in New York City, and relocated to Paris, France where she became a star.   792 more words

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Sirens of the Tropics

They’re beautiful and exotic and full of sweaty, politically incorrect animal magnetism. Behold this collection of dance clips from some of our favorite sirens of the tropics! 82 more words

Black History Month: Josephine Baker

By: Lydia Reagan ~Feature Editor~

Josephine Baker was born as Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri on June 3, 1903. Born into a working class family, she grew up cleaning houses and babysitting for wealthy white families. 325 more words

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