Sunday Service, August 4, 2019

Josephine Baker, 1906-1975
From Rags to International Influence

Speaker: Lisa Jokiel
Josephine Baker, a granddaughter of slaves, was born into poverty and lived in the streets of St.Louis for most of her childhood. Her personality, energy, musical talent and civil rights activism led her to worldwide fame. Her work led her to France. Because of segregation she renounced her USA Citizenship in favor of French citizenship. She loved France so much that she became a spy for the Allies during WWII. She spoke at the March on Washington in 1963 with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Come hear about this complicated and controversial lady, also known as The Creole Goddess.

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