The dancer Josephine Baker died at the age of 68. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Dancer and entertainer known as “Black Pearl” and “Creole Goddess” and widely recognized by her Danse banane costume. An activist in the Civil Rights Movement, she adopted a “Rainbow Tribe” of orphans from various races.
She was married and divorced four times and adopted a total of 12 children.
“I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents. And much more. But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad.” (Josephine Baker)
“I believe in prayer. It’s the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.” (Josephine Baker)
“You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.” (Josephine Baker)
“Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one’s soul, when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.” (Josephine Baker)
“All my life, I have maintained that the people of the world can learn to live together in peace if they are not brought up in prejudice.” (Josephine Baker)