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Dorothy Cotton-Civil Rights Icon: Celebration of Her Life and Legacy

Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Bailey Hall

Dorothy Foreman Cotton passed peacefully on June 10, 2018. While many of us mourn her passing, this event will be a celebration of her extraordinary life and a legacy that has truly changed not only our nation but the world.

Expected guests and speakers include:

  • Rev. William Barber
  • President Martha Pollack
  • Clay Carson
  • and others from our community and around the US who knew and admired Dorothy Cotton and her life’s work

The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers will be performing songs of inspiration and praise in the African American tradition.

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The event is free and open to the public. 

TICKETS ARE SOLD  OUT
Free tickets are available at several locations including:

  • Downtown Ithaca Visitor Center, 171 Center Ithaca, on the Commons 
  • Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green St, Ithaca, NY
  • 119 Anabel Taylor Hall, 548 College Ave, on Cornell  Campus
  • Africana Library, 310 Triphammer Rd, on Cornell Campus
  • Greater Ithaca Activities Center, 301 W Court St, Ithaca, NY 
  • Southside Community Center, 305 S Plain St, Ithaca, NY 

Tickets are not available online.

Didn't get a ticket? Watch the celebration livestreamed on CornellCast.

Event Type

Ceremony/Observance

Departments

Africana Library, Africana Studies and Research Center

Tags

africal

Website

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Group
Caring Community
Contact E-Mail

tlv4@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Treva Levine

Contact Phone

607-255-4625

Disability Access Information

Parking available in the Forest Home, Hoy Parking Garage, and behind Space Sciences Building. . Accessible entrance available at Bailey Hall. To request further accommodation, please contact Treva Levine 607-255-4625

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The event is free and open to the public.  Ticket Required.

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Aigbokhan Airewele

Aigbokhan Airewele 8/7/2018

This program is being organized by some of Dorothy Cotton's good friends in the region who along with individuals from Center for Transformative Action (CTA), Dorothy Cotton Institute (DCI) formed the planning group for the Dorothy Cotton: Life and Legacy Celebration.
Aloja Airewele is the Coordinator of the planning group.

Aigbokhan Airewele

Aigbokhan Airewele posted a photo 7/29/2018

Aigbokhan Airewele

Aigbokhan Airewele posted a photo 7/29/2018

Dorothy with Ann Walker, wife of her friend-Rev. Wyatt T. Walker (MLK's former chief of staff) Dorothy with Ann Walker, wife of her friend-Rev. Wyatt T. Walker (MLK's former chief of staff)

Aigbokhan Airewele

Aigbokhan Airewele posted a photo 7/29/2018

Dorothy , John Lewis and her friend Aloja Airewele-Montgomery 2015 Dorothy , John Lewis and her friend Aloja Airewele-Montgomery 2015

Aigbokhan Airewele

Aigbokhan Airewele posted a photo 7/29/2018

Dorothy at 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday-Selma, AL. Dorothy at 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday-Selma, AL.