Josephine Baker, an amazing woman, ahead of her time! Dancer, singer, actress, world traveler, activist, WWII spy, and mother of 12 adopted children from all over the world. A beautiful spirit, she embraced all colors, rejected racial segregation and pushed the limits during a time when black women had few options or opportunities.
Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Died age 44 - pulmonary edema and heart failure caused by cirrhosis of the liver