Watch Maya Angelou Dance and Sing Calypso in 1957

By Jamilah King Apr 04, 2014

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."