Baker was a black woman who eventually became a world-class entertainer.
While she's long been lauded for her magnificent talent on the stage, it's her achievements outside of the entertainment industry that had the most significant impact—from her social activism to her service during the war.
But with the new styles also came the need to toe a certain line.
Share it with your friends! She followed it up with another hit the next year, Princesse Tam-Tam.
Baker spoke French and English fluently.
The word 'flapper' was interchangeable with '' in the 1890s, but like many derogatory terms it eventually softened up to mean a spirited, flirty teenager.
Josephine Baker, born Freda Josephine McDonald, was a native of St.