Feb. 1st 2011
Taj Mahal in GODMOTHER!
A Music, Dance, and Video Tribute to Dorothy Height and The Civil Rights Movement.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On February 1, 2011 7:30 p.m., at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago,Ill. the National Council of Negro Women,
DuSable Museum of African American History, and Karz Productions are presenting a music, dance, and
video tribute to Dorothy Height and the Civil Rights Movement.
This is the first in a series of
civil rights tributes for February, Black History Month.
Including February 20 at Symphony Hall in Atlanta, GA.
and February 26 at the Apollo Theater in New York City.
Tributes will benefit on going support for public
education and racial and gender equity.
Featuring musical highlights from the last century, GODMOTHER is a tribute to “the godmother of the
Civil Rights Movement” and to all of the great women of the movement. The aim is to educate, inspire,
and empower a new generation and to celebrate African-American life, leadership, and culture.
As part
of the mission to further the legacy, the tribute will feature both the legends of today and the legends of
the future.
The performers for Chicago include B. B. King, Taj Mahal, Mary Mary, Nicole Cabell (winner of the
BBC’s “Singer of the World Competition”), The Chicago Children’s Choir, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater,
and the Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre.

Partnering Organizations for Chicago Tribute include ABC7-TV, Chicago Office of Tourism, Chicago Public
Media, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Urban League, Clear Channel, Delta Sigma Theta (Chicago
Alumnae Chapter), Facing History and Ourselves, Illinois Judicial Council, Knights of Peter Claver Inc.
and Ladies Auxiliary, NAACP (Chicago Westside Branch), National Education Association, Rainbow
PUSH Coalition, Teach for America, Teaching Tolerance, The Black Star Project, and the YMCA of
Metropolitan Chicago.
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