Saturday, September 24, 2011

Quick hit

Reading a very entertaining book for the dissertation, I discovered that when Brown v. Board of Ed mandated desegregation in 1954, Maya Angelou and Odetta toasted the occasion with, believe it or not, Jane Connell, who originated the role of Agnes Gooch in Mame.

At the time, Angelou was a "lascivious Caribbean singer" in a nightclub.

Fun stuff, no?

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