She paved the way for modern-day female black superstars like Beyoncé, who, like Baker, flaunts her sensuality with confidence.
But with the new styles also came the need to toe a certain line.
In 1963, Baker participated in the March on Washington.
The two women became close friends after the incident.
However, some of her shows were cancelled, due to opposition from the local and morality police.
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