Birth Name: Freda Josephine McDonald
Date of Birth: June 3, 1906
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Date of Death: 12 April, 1975
Place of Death: Paris, France
Ethnicity: African-American, possibly other
Josephine Baker was an entertainer, activist, and French Resistance agent.
She was born in the United States and became famous in France, also becoming a French citizen. Josephine’s mother was named Carrie McDonald. Josephine’s biological father is often identified as vaudeville drummer Eddie Carson. Some think that a German man may have been Josephine’s biological father.
Josephine adopted twelve children.
Josephine’s mother was adopted by a couple in Arkansas, Richard McDonald and Elvira.
Source: Genealogy of Josephine Baker (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com