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Josephine Baker at Overseas Press Club

Wednesday, April 08, 1964

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

This marks the 25th anniversary week of the Overseas Press Club.


Josephine begins by talking about her dieting techniques.


Josephine Baker, 64, tells the story of her adoption of 11 children of different ethnic heritages: Akio (Korean son), Jeannot (Japanese son), Luis (Colombian son), Jari (Finnish son), Jean-Claude (French son), Moïse (Israeli son), Brahim (Algerian son), Marianne (French daughter), Koffi (Ivorian son), Mara (Venezuelan son), and Noël (French son).


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 5757

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Broadcast in cooperation with CUNY, this 1942 wartime radio show features members of faculty discussing different aspects of Americanism, the war effort, and the threat of un-democratic ideas.

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