Black Girls in Paris: At Work and at Play
Black Girls in Paris: Update everyone, Jay-Z and Kanye may have the hit song, but the Parisian chicks have all the swagger.
For many, the French dream began with Lady Josephine Baker.
Baker, (1906–1975), a talented performer and civil rights activist who adopted children of various races, was born in St. Louis, Mo., but spent her adult life performing in Paris, where blacks excelled. She married twice, and became a full French citizen.