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Celebrating Black Women’s “Herstory” Josephine Baker

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker's success as a Vaudeville dancer took her France, where she was lauded as one of the country's most popular performers. During World War II, Baker became a spy for the French resistance, passing on critical Nazi information to aid the war effort.

Upon returning to the U.S., Baker found herself the target of discrimination and threw herself into fighting racism and injustice at home. Baker was one of two women speakers at the March on Washington in 1963, having spoke just before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. credit

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Wow...why have we not learned about her bravery in history books.

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