tsmithjohnson (tsmithjohnson) wrote,
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L. C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL TRIBUTE 16: 1956 YELLOWJACKETS YEARBOOK: ACTIVITIES & "JOSEPHINE BAKER"


MY SELECTION NO. 16 FOR "BEST MOVIES OF THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES" IS "THE JOSEPHINE BAKER STORY" STARRING JOSEPHINE BAKER -
THE FIRST BLACK SUPERSTAR!!

SHE IS THE FIRST "SUPERSTAR" I WANT TO RECOGNIZE AS SOMEONE WHO LIVED AND PERFORMED FOR DECADES (INCLUDING THE 50s AND 60s)IN THE ENTERTAINMENT AND/OR PERFORMING ARTS INDUSTRY; AND, WHO LEFT AN HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE WHOLE COUNTRY AND/OR THE WORLD WITH HER FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS...

JOSEPHINE WAS AN INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR; WHO PERFORMED HER LAST SHOW AT THE AGE OF 68 YEARS OLD...

SHE PERFOMED IN TEN (10) SOLD-OUT SHOWS IN FRANCE IN HER LAST PERFORMANCES IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE COUNTRY WHICH GAVE HER A CHANCE TO PERFORM AT THE AGE OF 19 YEARS OLD...WHEN HER OWN COUNTRY...THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WOULDN'T...THIS IS A BIOGRAPHICAL MOVIE WITH PEOPLE WHO KNEW HER
AND CLIPS OF SOME OF HER PERFORMANCES!!!



SHE REPRESENTS ALL AMAZING WOMEN OF THE WORLD WHO STRUGGLE DAILY TO FIND THEIR PLACE...
SHE FOUND HER PLACE IN THIS WORLD..SO HAVE I ...SO CAN YOU!!










Josephine Baker was a dancer and singer who became wildly popular in France.  She was
born Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3, 1906, in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker spent her youth in poverty before learning to dance and finding success on Broadway. In the 1920s she moved to France and soon became one of Europe's most popular and highest-paid performers. She worked for the French Resistance during World War II, and during the 1950s and '60s devoted herself to fighting segregation and racism in the United States. After beginning her comeback to the stage in 1973, Josephine Baker died of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975, and was buried with Full Military Honors!!!
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PLEASE CONTINUE STROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE
WITH THE ACTIVITIES, CLASSES, AND ORGANIZATIONS......




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