Saturday, January 22, 2011

For the Boys: Josephine Baker

Original Caption: Miss Josephine Baker, popular stage performer, sings the National Anthem as the finale to the show held in the Municipal Theater, Oran, Algeria, N. Africa. The band is directed by T/Sgt. Frank W. Weiss." May 17, 1943

Unmentioned in the original caption is the fact that the band, the army unit being entertained and the USO show were all segregated.

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