Singer, siren, activist, spy: the extraordinary life of Josephine Baker – History Extra Born into poverty, dancer Josephine Baker became an overnight sensation in a vaudeville show, launching a glittering cabaret career that took her across the globe, from Broadway to Paris.

Born into poverty, dancer Josephine Baker became an overnight sensation in a vaudeville show, launching a glittering cabaret career that took her across the globe, from Broadway to Paris.

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Re-performing the Histories of African American Public Figures In Written in Smoke and Fire, Edgar Arceneaux reappropriates blackface and examines the legacy of a quasi-sacral figure in national history, Martin Luther King, Jr.

In Written in Smoke and Fire, Edgar Arceneaux reappropriates blackface and examines the legacy of a quasi-sacral figure in national history, Martin Luther King, Jr.

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