BORN

June 3, 1906
St. Louis, MO

DIED

April 12, 1975

Josephine Baker

Entertainer, French Resistance Agent, Freemason, Civil Rights Activist

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

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