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Joesphine Baker

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Elishia Arambula

on 15 February 2013

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Josephine Baker
Singer, dancer, and actress.
By: Elishia Arambula Introduction. Birth name: Freda Josephine McDonald.
Born: June 3, 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Died: April 12, 1975 in paris, France.
She had 2 sisters and 1 brother. Achievements Transmission of culture: - she was an instrumental in the introduction of the Jazz age to Europe. She also represent american culture, which Europeans thought that America had no culture.
Humanitarian:- She did a lot of charity work in Paris. Such as appearing at benefits as well as being generally helpful.
War Efforts:- She was a Red cross nurse during WorldWar1. Achievements continued... Highlights of Josephines career. Joined tour of Shuffle Along, the first all-lack Broadwaymusical. 1922.
Arrived in Paris to become a dancer in La Revue, 1925.
Recorded music for the first time, 1926.
Came back to America with Zeigfeld Follies, 1936.
Starred in Josephine at age 69 and died after her 14th performance, 1975. Josephine Civil rights activist: - She would not perform in theatres that discriminated. She refused to go on stage until blacks were allowed to sit in the same areas as the whites. She also spoke at the 1963 March on Washington.
Children of the world: - Josephine did not have children of her own. So she adopted kids and she called them her " Rainbow Tribe. "
She wanted to prove that children from different colors and nationalités could live and prosper together.
She adopted 12 children from all over the country, and in the process of that she lost her husband and her home.
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