Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker is famous for singing and dancing. Baker was born June 3, 1906, she died on April 12, 1975. She lived way back in the time when some white people did not like black people. She was famous and a good singer. She was 13 when she ran away. She went on a tour when she was 14 to sing on stage. She later went to Paris, France. She was really popular because of her dancing and singing. During World War II she helped the French resistance. She adopted 12 kids that were of many different races. Then she came back to the United States. The Stork Club refused to serve her because she was black. She spoke to the crowd with Martin Luther King at the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington. We remember Josephine Baker for her singing and dancing.

 

1999, by Roderick, third grade

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