The Cardboard Piano That Gave a Beloved Musician Her Start

Baby boomers often peg their coming of age to the Civil Rights Movement and the Motown sound. Alberta Momon was finishing college with a degree in music and a soul for gospel at that time. She helped start a choir filled by singers from a district of churches, and for 42 years, the Greater Bradley District Choir toured and ministered. Recently, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center recognized Momon for her musical contributions. She tells her story to TheVillageCelebration’s Vickie Newton.

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