Today we’re celebrating:
Dancer, singer, and civil rights advocate (1906 – 1975)
- American performer and advocate for racial equity
- Danced in vaudeville houses and performed with travelling dance troupes before performing on Broadway in 1923
- Moved to Paris in 1925 and found fame as a performer that was inaccessible in the U.S.
- Known for her irreverent performance and promotional style, Baker also spoke out against racism and earned the Medal of Resistance and the Legion of Honor