Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker stands with arms raised wearing an evening gown and headdress

Dublin Core

Title

Josephine Baker

Subject

African American entertainers; Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975; Sexual minorities

Description

Josephine Baker stands with arms raised wearing an evening gown and headdress

Creator

Harold Jackman Memorial Committee

Source

Countee Cullen-Harold Jackman memorial collection

Date

undated

Contributor

Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Rights

All images in this collection either are protected by copyright or are the property of the Robert W. Woodruff Library, and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. To order a reproduction or to inquire about permission to publish, please contact archives@auctr.edu with specific object file name.

Format

image/jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Black-and-white photographs

Identifier

auc.034.0024

Abstract

This week’s challenge for #19ForThe19th from @usnatarchives is Outspoken Women and we’re highlighting legendary singer, dancer, and activist Josephine Baker. Baker was the first African American woman to star in a major motion picture, the silent film “Siren of the Tropics” in 1927. As a civil rights activist Baker worked closely with the NAACP and refused to play for segregated audiences in America. This image of Baker was featured in our GLAM Center for Collaborative Teaching & Learning’s featured collection for LGBTQ+ Pride Month: http://glam.auctr.edu/collections/show/56. You can see this image and many other fantastic photographs in person, including works by famed photographer Carl Van Vechten, in our Archives Research Center’s Countee Cullen-Harold Jackman Memorial collection. #RightfullyHers