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Dorothy Cotton delivers the plenary address at the 2011 AASLH Annual meeting.

She discusses her experience as education director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as well as serving on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s executive staff.

During her occupation in these positions she helped inspire community leaders to become strong and confident in their rights as citizens and empowered them to make positive changes to their own neighborhoods.

AASLH makes available for download a selection of sessions from past annual meetings. Please note that these are raw audio files and have not been edited.