@ Temple University
Mosley, John W
DescriptionJosephine Baker (1906-1975) (receiving Emblem Club YMCA Award), began her career with The Jones Family band and the Dixie Steppers (1919) and in Paris for La Revue Negre. In the 1930s she starred in the films Zou-Zou and Princess Tam-Tam. Her serving France during World War II through her service in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and performance for the country's military personnel earned her the Medal of the Resistance with Rosette from the French government. Her efforts at integrating New York's Stork Club had the NAACP to name May 20th "Josephine Baker Day."