More Than A Banana Skirt

Learn about the life, loves and civil rights causes that impacted Josephine Baker’s life from surviving family members and others who have been touched by this multi-faceted entertainer. Find related curriculum by clicking the Educational Material tab.

Join us as we take a closer look at the internationally-acclaimed entertainer Josephine Baker. We interview various historians, art experts, and Baker family members to gain insight into this icon. Watch and discover the many facets of this talented performer!

More Than A Banana Skirt

This curriculum introduces students to Josephine Baker, familiarizes them with various artists from the Harlem Renaissance, and discusses racial issues from the 20’s – 50’s, with information on the East St. Louis Race Riot of 1917.

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More Than A Banana Skirt

Learn about the life, loves and civil rights causes that impacted Josephine Baker's life from surviving family members and others who have been touched by this multi-faceted entertainer.

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Enjoy a front row view as you travel through the decades of Baker's glamorous costume and wardrobe collection at a fashion show hosted by the Sheldon and Mary Strauss.

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Coming Home

Take a personal tour of the Sheldon's special exhibit with curator Olivia Lahs-Gonzales.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am