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Dorothy Cotton and Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers Honored as “Tompkins County Treasures”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Through a proclamation signed by Legislature Chair Michael Lane, the Legislature paid tribute to Civil Rights leader Dorothy Cotton and the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, proclaiming May 12, 2017 as “Dorothy Cotton and Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers Day” in Tompkins County.

The Ithaca-based Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers were founded as the Jubilee Singers in 2010 by the group’s artistic director Dr. Baruch Whitehead to celebrate and preserve the first authentically American sacred music, the Negro Spiritual. The proclamation notes that the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, a welcoming group of diverse musicians of all ages and backgrounds, “promot[e] strength, resilience, peace, and social justice through compelling song that was born from the steadfast faith of an oppressed people.” The group will reach a milestone on May 14, 2017, when they will debut on the national stage of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., also offering a free preview of their Kennedy Center concerts on May 12, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at Ithaca College’s Ford Hall.

The proclamation states that “the brave work of Civil Rights leader Dorothy Cotton and the reflective and talented work of the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers make them ‘Tompkins County Treasures’—which are timely and appropriate recognitions given 2017 the year of Tompkins County’s Bicentennial and The Year of the Woman in Tompkins County.” Chair Lane calls upon all members of the community to join in acknowledging the work and accomplishments of Dorothy Cotton and the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers in support of peace and racial harmony.

Chair Lane and many Legislators expressed appreciation of the group for its moving performance before the Legislature at the beginning of the meeting.