Josephine Baker: The Story of an Awakening

Josephine Baker: The Story of an Awakening

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Josephine Baker

(c) Murray Korman/Collection by Bryan Hammond

Discover how a poor black girl from Missouri became the “Queen of Paris”.

Airing Monday, November 21 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, Josephine Baker: The Story of an Awakening details the fascinating story of the first Black superstar. Baker was born into poverty in Missouri in 1906. She moved to France where she became a dancer hailed as the Queen of Paris, joined the French Resistance, and became a civil rights activist.