Civil Rights Icon Dead at 88
Civil rights leader and icon Dorothy Cotton, who helped educate black Americans about their rights and worked with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died at the age of 88.
Cotton died at an Ithaca, New York, retirement community on Sunday afternoon, the Ithaca Journal reported. Her cause of death was not specified, but a family friend and spokesperson said she bad been battling a recent illness.
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Source: The Huffington Post
This video was published on YouTube on January 5, 2011.
Dorothy Cotton, the Education Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was the featured speaker at the Robert H. Jackson Center on March 30, 2008. A movie written and directed by Robin Smith entitled "Come Walk in My Shoes" was highlighted.