Legendary singer Ray Charles has donated $1 million (GBP625,000) for the creation of a black culture program at New Orleans, America's Dillard University.

The SHAKE YA TAIL FEATHER star's monetary gift will finance a department dedicated to the musical, linguistic, culinary and artistic contributions of black Americans.

Ray, 73, received an honorary degree from the predominantly black university in May (03).

11/11/2003 21:03