The Harlem renaissance was the increase in social, cultural and artistic advancements that took place in Harlem, New York between the end of world war 1 and the mid 1930's. During this time many black writers, musicians, artist, photographers, poets and scholars made their home at Harlem and contributed their ideas and inventions to the movement.
Josephine Baker was born on June,3rd, 1906 in ST.Louis Missouri, her original name was Freda Josephine Mcdonald. She grew up in poverty before learning to dance and sing her way to success on Broadway. she toured with two comic groups one being the Jones family Band and the other being The Dixis Steppers.