Josephine Baker A3 Poster
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Baker was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934), and to become a world-famous entertainer. Baker refused to perform for segregated audiences in the United States and is noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. In 1968 she was offered unofficial leadership in the movement in the United States by Coretta Scott King, following Martin Luther King, Jr's's assassination. Baker turned down the offer. She was also known for assisting the French Resistance during World War II and received the French Military honor, the Croix de Guerre and was made a Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur by General Charles de Gaulle.