From The State Historical Society of Missouri:
Born: June 3, 1906
Died: April 12, 1975 (age 68)
Categories: African Americans, Entertainers, Women
Region of Missouri: St. Louis
Missouri Hometown: St. Louis
Josephine Baker was an entertainer from St. Louis, Missouri, who became famous for her singing, dancing, and acting in New York City and Paris, France. She worked for the French Resistance during World War II and fought for civil rights in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. By the end of her life, she had formally adopted twelve children of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds, calling them her “Rainbow Tribe.”
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