Quote of the Day: Josephine Baker on Her Body

The entertainer on how her lovely lady lumps paved her way to fame.


Josephine Baker

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You can read this quote by Josephine Baker, from her autobiography, Josephine (1977), in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read the quote here.

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