A Civil Rights Protester

Elaine Turner

Elaine Lee Turner speaks about her family’s activism during the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis, TN. She estimated that she may have been involved in over 100 protests. She stated, “We just participated in everything that was going on throughout that time, whatever protest was on the horizon, whatever the targets were.”

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