Baritone MLK Jr
The three King children, including Martin Jr. took piano lessons from their mother, Alberta William King
* MLK Jr. sang in his Father’s church choir at the 1939 Atlanta premiere of the movie ‘Gone with the Wind’ and in the Glee Club at Morehouse College.
MLK Jr. wrote in his biography “On a cool Saturday afternoon, I set out to drive from Atlanta, Georgia, to Montgomery, Alabama. It was a clear wintry day. The Metropolitan Opera was on the radio with a performance of one of my favourite operas –Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. So with the beauty of the countryside, the inspiration of Donizetti’s inimitable music, and the splendor of the skies, the usual monotony that accompanies a relatively long drive – especially when one is alone was dispelled in pleasant diversions.” (King 1958, 15)