Josephine Baker with her pet cheetah, Chiquita.

Josephine Baker was an American born cabaret performer who rose to stardom in the 1920s as a result of her unique talent for captivating an audience, however she was so much more than an entertainer. Her strong personality, integrity and bravery in the face of adversity helped her gain honours for her part in the French Resistance movement during World War Two, as well as leading to her becoming an instrumental figure in the civil rights movemen...
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