Quote of the Day

By: Rebecca Melton, Spring Editor & Reporter

Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was an entertainer and activist. Baker devoted her entire life to fighting against the racism surrounding her, as a black woman. She spent her childhood in poverty until she learned to dance. She found success on Broadway with her dancing and became one of Europe’s most-loved and highest-paid performers. During World War II, Baker worked with the French Resistance and would smuggle messages for the French, hidden in sheet music. Baker was awarded military honors for her acts during World War II and was buried with military honors.