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Living in the Shadow of a Genius

What would the world be like, if all gifts and talents were shared equally. A Utopian world of matching talents… A world in which all spoke with the wit and eloquence of Oscar Wilde. 607 more words


Today in History: Joséphine Baker conquers Paris in 1925

A single evening made ​​her a star. On October 7, 1925, Josephine Bakers, the American-born French dancer, singer and actress, electrifies her French audience with her performance in the “Revue Nègre” in the Théatre des Champs Elysées in Paris. 17 more words

Vintage Posters

Josephine Baker - Making fun of prejudices since 1925

Good Morning, lovely people. Today in 1925 Josephine Baker debuted in Paris with La Revue Nègre at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

Watch her enjoying herself, having fun and not giving a D about anything.


10 Biopics of Black Women - Black History Month

While of course the best way to understand the lives of women in history is to read/listen to factual accounts, fictional portrayals can bring personalities to life – one of the reasons everyone loves a good biopic. 1,034 more words

Black History Month

People in Hell Want Ice Water

The thing about putting a piece of writing down for a period of time–whether a few days, months or years–is that I do some living and growing that brings me to a different entry point of the story. 374 more words


Snapshots: Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)

Hardcover, 104 pages
Published January 14th 2014 by Chronicle Books
Source: Library

In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait for young people of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St.

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Middle Grade