"To realize our dreams, we must decide to wake up" -Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker is one of the most extraordinary heroines of all time for her resilience, courage and generosity. Rising from a childhood beset by poverty, abuse and racism, she become a beloved Parisian singer, actress and comedienne who was the highest paid entertainer in Europe. Known almost exclusively now in America for her exotic dancing, she was a hero of World War II decorated by Charles de Gaulle, a revered leader of the Civil Rights Movement and a humanitarian whose vision of universal harmony is a lasting legacy of hope.
"Surely the day will come when color will mean no more than skin tone, when religion is seen a way to uniquely speak one's soul, when birthplaces have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free and understanding breeds love and brotherhood"