Josephine Baker (1906–1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creole Goddess". Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she later became a citizen of France in 1937. More
Lourdes Sanchez is a painter who primarily works in watercolors and ink on paper. She grew up in Queens, N.Y., but was born in Havana, Cuba.Her large scaled watercolors have been exhibited in installations worldwide, and her paintings are in numerous private and public collections. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn , N.Y, and Merida, Yucatan.
Marie Laveau's resting place, New Orleans - Marie Catherine Laveau was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo renowned in New Orleans. Her daughter, Marie Laveau II, also practiced Voudoun, as well as Voodoo. She and her mother had great influence over their multiracial following. Photo by Heather Mitchell - Jan 22, 2012 via Picasa