Cornelia Crenshaw was born on March 25, 1916 in Millington, TN. In 1969 she refused to pay the city service fee for garbage collection and in return MLGW shut off her utilities. For the next ten years she lived without utilities until she was finally forced to abandon her home. She continued her battle fighting for what she called the underdog in the battle against government officials. Among her victories, MLGW started accepting partial payments for low-income citizens. She passed away in Court Yard Nursing Home on February 19, 1994.
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“Cornelia Crenshaw,” Making an Impact: The Lives of Tennessee Women, accessed September 21, 2018, https://umhist4851.omeka.net/items/show/2.