Delectable Women.....3  

rm_emerald6912 50M
611 posts
2/25/2006 8:39 am

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Delectable Women.....3

A dancer, a performer, a natural beauty, a fighter for the cause of equality. According to Ernest Hemingway, "The most sensational woman anyone ever saw".

Josephine Baker , born Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3, 1906, in St Louis, U.S.A.

In 1925 Josephine became a famous stage performer in her adopted country of France. Where she became active during the second World War with the French Resistance, she received a 'Croix De Guerre' for her underground activity. In Paris, 'Place Josephine Baker' has been named in honour of this amazing woman.

She never received popular acclaim in her land of birth, plainly due to segregation and racial prejudice. On her tours there, in the early 1950's, she refused to perform in segregated clubs. Actively involving herself in the Civil Rights movement. In 1963, she spoke alongside that great man, Martin Luther King Jr.

Josephine died on April 12, 1975. Her strength, beauty and grace remains with us still. A woman the world has been blessed to have known.

angelgrrl 49F

2/25/2006 12:32 pm

She was truely extrodinary. So many people are afraid of strong women, but women who can be strong in their femininity are truly to be admire. Thank you for this blog -- she does deserve to be remembered.

__Huntress__ 56M/59F

2/25/2006 5:31 pm

Fabulous tribute to one I've always admired as well ...


tillerbabe 57F

2/25/2006 9:43 pm

I love this strong, intelligent, brave and beautiful! Great tribute!

Green_Tea_Boy 51M
1064 posts
2/26/2006 6:04 pm

great choice Em...

sexydublinsweet 45F

3/1/2006 5:04 pm

hi emerald,
that was a great piece of information.. excellente xx

rm_gata11459 59F
10597 posts
3/14/2006 4:04 am

she was a great lady that lived an extaordinary life.. good choice xoxo gata

Peace xxx K

rm_emerald6912 50M
545 posts
3/15/2006 7:39 am

Thank you all for your comments, she is one of my favourite female icons.

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