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Dorothy Cotton Memorial - A Life Well Lived

Dorothy Cotton: A Life Well Lived from Clayborne Carson on Vimeo.

This video was prepared to be screened at the Celebration of Dorothy Cotton's Life and Legacy held at Bailey Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, on August 11, 2018. Dorothy Foreman Cotton, a prominent veteran leader in the American human rights movement, passed away on June 10, 2018, in her Ithaca home. Throughout the 1960s, Cotton was the highest-ranking female member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), directing the group's Citizenship Education Program (CEP) at the peak of the Southern civil rights struggle. She was among the inner circle of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s closest associates and in December 1964 was part of the entourage that traveled to Oslo, Norway, to celebrate King's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize.