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Friday, February 17, 2012

Josephine Baker Autograph. CoA

Josephine Baker Autograph. CoA

Josephine Baker autograph

Josephine Baker autograph on cardboard (deckle edged paper). The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 5,1 x 3,8 inches (13 x 9,5 cm). Fine condition.

Josephine Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States (she was offered the unofficial leadership of the movement by Coretta Scott King in 1968 following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, but turned it down), for assisting the French Resistance during World War II.

She was the first American woman to receive full French military honors at her funeral, Baker locked up the streets of Paris one last time. She was interred at the Cimetière de Monaco in Monte Carlo.

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