Josephine Baker began an international entertainment career by performing the provocative "banana" dance which exploited racial stereotypes. World War II and her activities as part of the French Resistance to Nazi Germany changed her persona to French patriot. Baker became committed to universal equality and spent the rest of her life trying to make it a reality. Join Dr. Debra Greene as she tells the story of this Missourian who had a worldwide impact.
For 2019 the Missouri State Museum's "Museum After Hours" program, held the first Wednesday of each month, moves to Jefferson Landing State Historic Site at 100 Jefferson St. Doors to the Lohman Building will open at 6 pm and the program will start at 7 pm. Convenient parking is available in the lot next to the Lohman Building.