Maya Angelou performing in the Hollywood movie Calypso Heat Wave (Columbia Pictures, Angelou, who had a Trinidadian grandfather, was well known as a calypso dancer and singer during the late Image courtesy of Ray Funk.
Ethel Waters:Her best-known recordings include "Dinah," "Stormy Weather," "Taking a Chance on Love," "Heat Wave," "Supper Time," "Am I Blue?" and "Cabin in the Sky," as well as her version of the spiritual "His Eye Is on the Sparrow."
Marjorie Stewart Joyner invented a machine that would ensure lasting curls. Joyner called it the permanent-wave machine. She received a patent for her machine in Applauded by Andrea Beaty, author of Rosie Revere Engineer.