Josephine Baker

Featured Documentary – Black France: The battle for social justice

A three-part series looking at the history of France’s black community and their long struggle for recognition.
Presented by AlJazeera English.

Women’s History Month: Gutsy Black Heroines

Every year during March, Women’s History Month, you can find a sprinkling of celebrated African Americans. Our greatest-hits collection features Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Madam C.J. Walker, Josephine Baker, Althea Gibson and Angela Davis. But black women‘s history has many lesser-known players who rarely shine in the spotlight. Here are a few of the rabble-rousing, boundary-crossing women in history you may not know about — but should.

via Women’s History Month: Gutsy Black Heroines.