I was today years old when I found out that after years of spying for France, Josephine Baker went to Germany to perform for sick and dying former inmates at Buchenwald concentration camp after the camp was liberated. She apparently never spoke about it publicly.
One of my favorite random things about Josephine Baker is that she sent an assistant to successfully retrieve her pets from her chateau before the Nazis rolled in and said that her animals would not give up on her, so she wasn't going to give up on them.
I read a Lena Horne biography @chipublib Carter G. Woodson Library as a kid and it informed my outlook on artists and activism. Here she is with the iconic Josephine Baker at the March on Washington in 1963. https://t.co/69ynRF5Rbv
@SaraJBenincasa@shaboom Josephine Baker is one of millions of People of Color who have spent their lives providing a multitude of self-less service.
"We live in a country centered around whiteness that disregards how the image of God is on magnificent diplay in non-white bodies."
Un collège Rosa Parks alors qu’une autre américaine, Josephine Baker, aurait bien mieux mérité cet honneur, elle qui ici soutenait les soldats français en 1940 avant de devenir résistante et de s’enraciner dans son cher Périgord. Non vraiment ce choix aurait été plus judicieux. https://t.co/1hIB6X6bxa
Josephine Baker is one of my all time favorite humans and I’m here for any historical twitter thread that shines light on Ms. Baker’s brilliant, astonishing, purposeful, and beautiful life! 💖👑 https://t.co/JvDqnQRFUi
Interesting thread! ‘I was born too late to see Josephine Baker, Dancing in a Paris cabaret, Born too late to see Josephine Baker, She must have been great in her heyday...’, by Al Stewart: ‘Josephine Baker’ https://t.co/g1buyECgeM