The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
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"America never liked Josephine Baker... Above all, they resented that she'd left America.
What, she was supposed to stay here and become a maid?" -Dorothy Dandridge
#JosephineBaker was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl", "Bronze Venus", and even the "Creole Goddess". Baker was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934), or to become a world-famous entertainer. Baker refused to perform for segregate audiences in the Unites States and is noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights movement.
IN JOSEPHINE'S COTTON- THE REVUE (A New Musical), THE FIRST BLACK AMERICAN SUPERSTAR DIVES DEEPER INTO HER CHILDHOOD, ADULT LIFE EXPERIENCES AND REFECTIONS THROUGH IMAGINING A WORLD THAT MIGHT EXIST DURING THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE MOVEMENT. THE STORIES OF PIONEERS ARE TIMELESS AND SURE TO CAPTURE AUDIENCES GLOBALLY. JOSEPHINE'S EXPERIENCES WITH A CAST OF EXUBERANT INFLUENTIAL ICONS WILL PROVE TO BE TIMELY AS THEY ARE POTENT.
Come experience the good ground on which Josephine's Cotton was planted!
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