Ms. Dorothy Cotton (b. 1930) is a national leader in democratic citizenship education. Cotton was one of Dr. King’s stalwart co-workers in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the 1960s. She directed the Citizenship Education Program and many of the voter registration campaigns of SCLC. Currently she lectures and leads workshops on women’s development issues, race relations, nonviolence and civic participation. She is president of the Dorothy Cotton Institute, based in Ithaca, NY.