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Black History Month: Josephine Baker

By February 26, 2013

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Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker was an American born jazz and blues performer who moved to France in the 1930s, partially to escape American racism. She became wildly popular in Paris and returned to the US in the 1950s and 60s and participated in the Civil Rights Movement. Josephine Baker had several husbands and many lovers, some of them female. Although she lived in a homophobic time, by today's standards, she would likely be considered to be bisexual. Here's a bit more about the life of Josephine Baker.

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection

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February 27, 2013 at 1:57 pm
(1) HAUTEBUTCH says:

A true vision of loveliness, fashionista and trailblazer in the fight for equality and being recognized for your talent regardless of the aesthetics of who you are! Brava, Ms. Baker and Brava to Lesbian Life for writing the story!

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