Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one’s soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.
Josephine Baker (1906–1975), French dancer and singer; born in United States. Josephine, ch. 16 (1977).
Written in 1963. Baker, a black performer, married a white Frenchman and assembled a multiracial, multireligion family of adopted children.