Baker was a celebrated artist, especially in Europe, and an activist to whom Coretta Scott King offered the unofficial leadership in the movement that was taking place in the U.
Louis, Missouri and came from humble beginnings.
She got far more humane treatment in France than in her native country.
Her play and costumes were so lewd that she got arrested and put away in , as reported by the Examiner.
She was an overnight sensation.
Josephine Baker performedÂ at Carnegie Hall in New York, and she was greeted as an artist.