Dorothy Cotton

 

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: civil rights activist who worked closely with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before marches, and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, who was among a small number of women in leadership positions at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the civil rights era, and who led the Atlanta-based civil rights group's Citizenship Education Program, but who remained active in civil rights and education after King's death and later serving as an administrator at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

 

 

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

 

Born: January 5, 1930

 

Died: June 10, 2018

 

Location: Ithaca, New York