It’s Maya Angelou’s 86th birthday, and while today provides a great opportunity to talk about her work as a celebrated black poet, it’s also worth remembering the scope of her lifelong work as a singer and dancer. In this video (at about the 1: 02 mark), you can see Angelou in the 1957 film “Calypso Heat Wave.”

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