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Bessie A. Buchanan, born March 7, 1902, in New York City, New York, died in September 1980, becomes an entertainer and politician.  At age 19, she appeared in "Shuffle Along," one of the first all-Black Broadway shows to become a hit. She worked as a chorus girl at the famed Cotton Club and recorded a few albums. In 1952, she and long-time friend Josephine Baker went to the  Stork Club. The white staff refused to serve them. This puts Buchanan in the forefront as a champion for civil rights.

Bessie A. Buchanan, born March 7, 1902, in New York City, New York, died in September 1980, becomes an entertainer and politician. At age 19, she appeared in "Shuffle Along," one of the first all-Black Broadway shows to become a hit. She worked as a chorus girl at the famed Cotton Club and recorded a few albums. In 1952, she and long-time friend Josephine Baker went to the Stork Club. The white staff refused to serve them. This puts Buchanan in the forefront as a champion for civil rights.

Inspiration: Josephine Baker,1928 | She's So RAW Spring/Summer Collection 2014

Josephine Baker's Life and Career in Photographs

“Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the “Bronze Venus”, the “Black Pearl”, and even the “Créole Goddess” in anglophone nations. Baker was the first African American fe.

Josephine Baker (6-3-06 to 4-12-75) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937. Fluent in both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, for assisting the French Resistance during World War II, and for receiving the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.

Josephine Baker, '20s

Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in Fluent in both English and French.

Natural Belle: vintage on we heart it / visual bookmark #6754739

Natural Belle: vintage on we heart it / visual bookmark Josephine Baker was THE body of that era

Josephine Baker at the Follies Bergeres (Paris).  JB was a  BRAVE SPY who helped defeat the Nazis!

Throwback Thursday: Josephine Baker's Iconic Wedding Looks

Josephine Baker at the Follies Bergeres (Paris). JB was a BRAVE SPY who helped defeat the Nazis!

The elegant and fabulous Josephine Baker.  She was a huge animal lover, a civil rights activist  and adopted many children from around the world  that she lovingly referred to as her 'rainbow tribe'

Josephine Baker - World famous Jesephine baker aka the “Bronze Venus”, the “Black Pearl”, and the “Créole Goddess; was the first African American to star in a major motion picture.

Josephine Baker: Casino De Paris

Josephine Baker: Casino De Paris

Josephine Baker was known as 'Black Venus' - extrememely interesting

Wilder than her pet cheetah, the sex-mad Black Venus who outwitted the Nazis: Remarkable story of Josephine Baker as Rihanna is set to play legendary seductress in biopic

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A Look Back • Josephine Baker returns, rips St. Louis' racial discrimination

Today is legendary dancer and actress Josephine Baker’s birthday! Baker, born in achieved worldwide fame and became among the highest-paid performers in Europe.

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Josephine Baker's Life and Career in Photographs

Josephine Baker was the first African American female to star in a motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer.  Not only was Josephine beautiful, but she brought incredible amounts of change to the US for African Americans.  After growing up being abused by her white female employer, Josephine went to to live as a child of the streets, using street performances to support herself.  She soon became the “highest paid chorus girl in…

Josephine Baker was the first African American female to star in a motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer.

Josephine Baker by Black History Album, via Flickr

I have always loved pictures of Josephine Baker from the and early photos show her beauty, glamour and fabulous style. Although she was born in America she went to Paris early in her life to escape the prejudice she felt while trying to

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