Wednesday, December 9, 2015

John Malveaux: Mezzo Soprano & Howard University Professor Kehembe Eichelberger Notes Passing of Opera Diva Mattiwilda Dobbs on December 8, 2015

Mattiwilda Dobbs (July 11, 1925-December 8, 2015)

John Malveaux of 

Please see notice below from Mezzo Soprano and Howard University professor:

You may have already heard that Opera Diva Mattiwilda Dobbs transitioned this morning in her home town of Atlanta, Georgia.

Kehembe V. Eichelberger
Department of Music
Howard University

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Martin Luther King, Sr's arranged choice of a bride for Martin Jr. was opera singer Mattiwilda Dobbs, whose father founded the Atlanta Civic League and the Atlanta Negro Voters League. Dobbs was also the aunt of former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson.  [Kehembe V. Eichelberger] 

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