Move When the Spirit Says Move: The Legacy of Dorothy Foreman Cotton 18

Wed 25 Oct, 7pm



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Director: Ry Ferro, Deborah C Hoard

Year: 2023

Duration: 87 mins

Certificate: 18

Dorothy Foreman Cotton was a bold and highly effective civil rights leader, who educated thousands in their citizenship rights and inspired generations of activists with her powerful freedom songs.  

The only woman on Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s executive staff, Dorothy Cotton was a charismatic, courageous and consistently overlooked key player in the Civil Rights Movement, whose freedom schools, freedom songs and inspiring messages of the power within us all are profoundly needed today.

This documentary celebrates the work and legacy of a bold yet unsung civil rights activist and educator.

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