Cornelia Crenshaw

Title

Cornelia Crenshaw

Subject

Activism

Description

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.

Source

Mississippi Valley Collection

Publisher

The University of Memphis Libraries

Rights

Digital image ©2015 ,University of Memphis Libraries Preservation and Special Collections Department . All rights reserved

Relation

Hist4851, Spring 2015

Files

ps8652_crenshaw.jpg

Citation

“Cornelia Crenshaw,” Making an Impact: The Lives of Tennessee Women, accessed September 21, 2018, https://umhist4851.omeka.net/items/show/2.