Josephine Baker

Two black and white illustrations featuring a dancing Josephine Baker, arms raised.

Bio shows how Josephine Baker ‘shattered notions’ of black artistry


Josephine Baker was a superstar on the French stage. But she was also a member of the French resistance in World War II and an American civil rights activist. A new graphic biography chronicles her many identities.

An engraving of William Wells Brown in London. This was published in his book, "Three Years in Europe." No photo of Brown has ever been found.

William Wells Brown may be the most famous 19th century African American writer you’ve never heard of


50 Years Later: Josephine Baker’s Speech at the March on Washington Still Inspires

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