SOURCE: Black Perspectives
How Josephine Baker Challenged Racism in Las Vegas
by Claytee White
Josephine Baker's brief stand in 1952 didn't forever break the color line in the city's casinos and clubs, but it did help Black Las Vegans push for enduring change.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Josephine Baker's Induction to the Pantheon Shouldn't Obscure how Other Black Women Served Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité
by Rachel Anne Gillett
"Even as White European audiences fell in love with her, Black women in France criticized her and the system that lifted her up."
Josephine Baker First American, Black Woman, and Performer Inducted to French Pantheon
"in 1963, Baker addressed the crowd at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. She wore her French Resistance uniform with the string of medals across her breast."
SOURCE: New York Times
Josephine Baker to Be Honored With a Panthéon Burial
"Along with other Black American artists — including the writers Richard Wright and James Baldwin — Ms. Baker said she found in France a freedom that she felt denied in the United States."
Josephine Baker’s Secret Life as a World War II Spy
by Sherry Jones
A fiction writer tells this story in a new novel.
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