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Saturday February 24th 2024

“I”'m still using my torch!… I”'ll be glad to light your torch!”

20140121_475897.xml-2014+0120+cotton+1In Mpls. 2 years ago, Dr. Dorothy Cotton, former Associate to Martin Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke to a gathering and said,

“There”'s been a lot of talk today about elders passing on the torch to the youth.

“I”'m here to tell you God gave my torch to me and I am still using it!

“I”'ll be glad to light your torch so that together we may light the way and fight the fight!”

Dr Cotton, 84, was the Education Director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) from 1960 to 1968.  Under the Carter Administration, Dr. Cotton served as the Southeastern Regional Director of ACTION, the Federal Government’s agency for volunteer programs from 1978 to 1981.  She has been president of a university and many other influential positions as well as her own consulting organization in which she is active today.

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