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Josephine Baker Earrings

  • 16.95


Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937. Fluent in both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. She was given such nicknames as the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and the "Créole Goddess".

Baker was the first African-American female to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934), to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States (she was offered the unofficial leadership of the movement by Coretta Scott King in 1968 following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, but turned it down), for assisting the French Resistance during World War II, and for being the first American-born woman to receive the French military honor, the Croix de Guerre.

The earrings are paper-on-tin and have an oil painting like finish and texture. They are sturdy, light and comfortable and hang on handcrafted shephard hook ear wires in tarnish-free enameled copper.

The edges are trimmed with copper leafing.

Comes with a charming burlap gift bag and some gift paper—nice to give or receive!

By Sarah Wood Jewelry.

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