RARE PICS: Dr. Maya “Miss Calypso” Angelou lounging before her performance at New York’s the Village Vanguard. (1950’s)

Photos by: G. Marshall Wilson of Ebony Magazine 

Shout out to vintageblackglamour for getting us hip to this!

Introducing Miss Calypso!

Dr. Maya Angelou is a writer, an artist, a professor, a director, an activist…and a calypso singer! In 1957, Dr. Angelou appeared in the film Calypso Heat Wave as the sultry Miss Calypso. Watch Dr. Angelou’s performance and find out what she would like to tell her younger self about forgiveness: