Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
Cornelia Crenshaw being arrested for protesting at a Memphis City Council meeting. Mrs. Crenshaw was protesting the deaths of two church members who passed away as the result of a heat wave in 1980. Mrs. Crenshaw was an alumnus of LeMoyne-Owen College, even though she did not graduate from the college. She went on to become an unsung hero of the civil rights movement by fighting for the rights and living conditions of the poor.
"Cornelia Crenshaw being arrested for protest at a Memphis City Council meeting, 1980" (2021). LeMoyne-Owen College. 59.
Crenshaw, Cornelia, 1916-1994, Protests--Tennessee--Memphis