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Coretta Scott King

Did you know the reason the U.S. has a federal holiday for Martin Luther King Jr is because of the work of Coretta Scott King? Learn about this active participant of peace who was active in the Civil Right Movement before meeting MLK. Show Notes We are on Zoom ’cause COVID The Gal Pals for […]

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Josephine Baker and her pet cheetah

This week the gal-pals talk about the mythic creature Josephine Baker. Josephine was a burlesque performer, a French spy, and a civil rights advocate who stood up to the KKK. She also walked her pet cheetah down the streets of Paris, had a goat in her dressing room and a pig living in her night […]

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Josephine Baker

BURLESQUE PERFORMER AND FRENCH SPY Josephine Baker was born in 1906 in Missouri, she had a terrible childhood, I mean terrible. Little formal education, no indoor plumbing, poor, always hungry, abused, and homeless for a time. She made some money dancing on street corners at the age of 13. Her dancing led her to New […]