[Camilla Williams (Photo: Progress-Index.com)]
Patrick D. McCoy sends a link to an article by Markus Schmidt at Progress-Index.com, from which we present an excerpt:
The journey of opera star began at VSUby
markus schmidt (staff writer)
Published: February 16, 2012
Last month, Williams passed away at the age of 92, leaving behind a legacy that will inspire future generations and that began right here in Ettrick. "This school has immediately recognized a rare talent," VSU President Dr. Keith T. Miller said yesterday at a memorial service for Williams at Virginia Hall. "Virginia State University has nurtured this talent," Miller said.
Williams was born in 1919 in Danville into a family of amateur singers and musicians. One of her earliest inspirations was her grandfather, Alexander Carey, who had been a singer and choir leader.
Patrick D. McCoy
Contributor, Arts and Culture, CBSWashington.com