10 black women who’ve changed history
  
Josephine Baker biography and accomplishments
In this article

Josephine Baker biography and accomplishments


> Who is she?
Born into poverty in Missouri in 1906, Josephine Baker was of African American and Apalachee Indian origin, and she quickly became too hot to handle!

Married at 13 and separated a few months later, she dedicated herself wholeheartedly to her passion, dance, which led her to cabaret theatres in the US and Paris, where she finally settled and obtained French nationality.

> Accomplishments
Josephine Baker is often considered to be the first black female star. But aside from her dancing, she was a very intelligent woman who evolved in high Parisian circles.

She joined the Red Cross, aided the French Resistance during the Second World War, and opened a château in the Dordogne where she welcomed children from all over the world.

> Also
Josephine Baker said that she left the States for France because she could no longer stand living in a country where she was "afraid to be black".


Women in Focus Editor
26/10/2011
Reader ranking:5/5 
Rank this page: 


Latest… 24/10/2014
Women in Focus News
Guides
Videos
One Night Stands, Shopping Habits & Diets: 25 White Lies Every Girl Is Guilty Of
The Most Shocking Thing To Come Out Of These Girls Mouths Is NOT What You Think
Wednesday Wisdom: Quotes From Monica Lewinsky On Cyberbullying
18 Reasons Why Short Girls Should Rule The World
All Women in Focus news
Changing your name | How to change your name
Getting a mortgage | a quick guide to getting a mortgage
Work for yourself - get your small business online
How to deal with redundancy
See all Women in Focus guides
Income protection: What if you couldn't work?
See all Women in Focus videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...