• Move When The Spirit Says Move

    The Life and Legacy of Dorothy Foreman Cotton

    Our excerpted short "There's Your Ready Girl" placed 1st 

    in the Documentary - Social Issues category at the 

    New York Women In Film & TV Online Shorts Festival!

    List of Films on NYWIFT
  • Early Reactions to the film:

    "When Dorothy Cotton came to Emory for the opening of the SCLC papers, her talk & presence were fierce. That comes through in this film. You see the strategy, the determination, the willingness to outmaneuver & break down the walls of oppression. Vote & know your power & your worth."

     

    Professor Carol Anderson

    Charles Howard Candler Professor of AfAm Studies @ Emory

    "I think that her legacy, if you try to simplify it, was getting people aware of the rights that they should have." 

     

    – Dr. Clayborne Carson 

    Director, Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute

    "If there ever was a time when the leadership and vision of Black women was needed, in terms of not only protecting democracy but in shaping the future of democracy, I think the time would be now." 

     

    – LaTosha Brown

    Co-Founder, Black Voters Matter

    “There would have been no President Barack Obama without the citizenship schools of Dorothy Cotton. Every Black member of the United States Congress owes part of their being there to the studying and the teaching of those citizenship schools that laid the foundation for Black political power and fusion political power between Black folk and white folk and brown folk that have worked to change this country to where it is today.” 

     

    – Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II

    co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign

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