Josephine Baker famous singer
& dancer. Baker was born June 3, 1906, she died on April 12, 1975. She lived at a time of severe oppression of the blacks. At age
13 she ran away and went on a tour to Paris. In France Baker was embraced despite her color and her dancing style made
her the talk of Europe.
During World War II she helped the French
Resistance. She adopted 12 kids of many different races. When she returned to the U.S. The Stork Club refused to
serve her because she was black.
In 1963 Baker spoke to the crowd with Martin
Luther King at the Lincoln Memorial at March on