The Incredible Life Of Josephine Baker
When racism overtly blanketed the United States, many African Americans fell through the cracks of history. One of those awe-inspiring Americans was Josephine Baker. The black bombshell captivated audiences with her divine beauty and incredible singing talent. However, the “Bronze Venus,” as she was known in France, accomplished much more than wowing throngs of fans.
She also operated as a spy during World War II. She earned France’s Legion of Honor and became the first African American to be interned in Paris’ Panthéon, alongside such greats as Voltaire, Victor Hugo, and Marie Curie. As if that wasn’t enough, Baker also fought for civil rights in America and marched shoulder to shoulder with Martin Luther King Jr. This is the incredible story of Josephine Baker.