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Mattiwilda Dobbs

Mattiwilda Dobbs

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Courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera Archives, photograph by Louis Melancon.

Who was Mattiwilda Dobbs?

International opera singer Mattiwilda Dobbs performed to critical acclaim across Europe and the United States. Born in Atlanta in 1925, Dobbs performed before audiences in Switzerland, Italy, and New York during the 1950s and 1960s. She refused to perform in her hometown until 1962 when the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium was desegregated.

Continue reading about Mattiwilda Dobbs in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

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