The National Portrait Gallery – Josephine Baker: Image and Icon


Temporary exhibitions

November 24, 2006 through March 18, 2007

This exhibition traces Josephine Baker’s important and innovative contribution to the Jazz Age through vintage photographs, posters, drawings, prints and paintings. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Baker’s birth, the exhibition explores the development of her image, first as an exotic phenomenon in a mid-1920s Paris that was infatuated with African-American culture, then as a glamorous cabaret star and finally as a Civil Rights advocate for a world without ethnic and racial barriers.

This exhibition is organized by Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis.

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Tribute to Bebe Moore Campbell

A Celebration of Life and Victory

On Monday, November 27, 2006 at 12:15 a. m. PST, our beloved internationally acclaimed best selling author, writer, and mental health advocate, Elizabeth Bebe Moore Campbell Gordon died peacefully at her home in Los Angeles due to complications related to brain cancer.

???My wife was a phenomenal woman who did it her way,??? said her husband Ellis Gordon, Jr. ???She loved her family and her career as a writer. We enjoyed life together as a team and we will miss her immensely and will love her forever.???

Elizabeth Bebe Moore Campbell Gordon leaves to mourn her passing her husband of 22 years Ellis Gordon, Jr. (Los Angeles); her mother Doris C. Moore (Los Angeles); her two children, daughter Maia C. Campbell (Los Angeles), and son, Ellis Gordon III (Mitchellville, Maryland); one son-in-law, Elias Gutierrez (Los Angeles); one daughter-in-law, Monica E. Gordon (Mitchellville, Maryland); two granddaughters, Elizabeth Elisha Gutierrez and Zakariya Emon Gordon, Godmother Agnes Louard (New York) and a host of other relatives and close friends.

For more information, please call friend and publicist, Linda Wharton Boyd (202) 669-9139 ??? cell

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