That “interviewer” was Mike Wallace; this was his interview with Morgan Freeman on 60 Minutes. I distinctly remember when this interview aired. I was hanging on to every word with my head just bobbin’ up and down in agreement like one of those dashboard dolls.
She is like Salome. She has seven veils. If you lift one, there is a second, and what you discover is even more mysterious, and you go to the third, and you still don’t know where you are. Only at the end, if you keep looking faithfully, will you find the true Josephine.
Choreographer George Balachine on Josephine Baker.
A beautiful quote of Balanchine’s on La Baker. She was a vision, and an all-loving human being. I admire her very much on so many different levels.
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. The French Resistance was a group of individuals who helped to win the war against the German Nazis enemy with undercover work. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur from French president Charles deGaulle.
She would also tuck tiny notes into her skirts when she did burlesque routines, and would dance up to the intended recipient and let him pluck it out. Really brave, really smart, really interesting lady, on top of all her artistic talents.
Spread the truth #stillblack
I’ve never entirely understood “Black History Month”. Black history is apart of WORLD* history, so why are we relegated to one month to mention a fraction of names who’ve made a significant impact on world history?
Oh silly Western Hemisphere, just lose the arrogance and include all cultures’ and races’ stories to be told and heard and we won’t need these redundant “one-month long” chants to do so.