A celebration of the Negro Spiritual in Ithaca


The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers present a concert of Negro Spirituals led by Dr. Baruch Whitehead, on Sunday, December 13 at 3pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall at Ithaca College. Dr. Whitehead talks about the history of the Negro Spiritual, and about the importance of Ithaca resident Dorothy Cotten, who served as education director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference along side Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and used music as part of her mission.


Photo courtesy of The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers

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  1. As a member of the chorus and a long time subscriber to WSKG I thank you for doing this interview. Dr Whitehead intersperses the music with commentary about the origins of the works and often points out their universality and the common human experience we all share. These messages are especially important as we struggle with racial tensions, religious issues, terrorism and oppression nationally, locally, and globally.

    If possible invite him back to touch on some of these themes.

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