Freda Josephine McDonald, who would become known as Josephine Baker, was a dancer, a singer, an actress, the first African-American woman to star in a major motion picture.
She was also a mother of 12. To the rainbow tribe as she affectionately called her children.
For Josephine, growing her family started while she was active in the Civil Rights Movements. She stood for peace and equality, a believer that children of different ethnicities and religions could still be brothers and sisters. She wanted to show this principle with her own family. So she started adopting children from different backgrounds.