Honoring Black History Month: Cornelia Crenshaw, Unsung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement

As Black History Month comes to a close, we wanted to take the time to recognize a woman who had a significant impact on the Civil Rights movement and was one of the pioneers of the Energy Justice movement. We acknowledge and honor Cornelia Crenshaw and all of her endeavors, particularly her commitment to Memphis’ African American community. Thanks to her dedication and tireless work, Memphis’ utility, Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW), instituted partial payment on utility bills. By allowing partial payments, versus requiring full payment for utility bills, lower-income customers and those on a fixed income are able to keep their lights on, even if they are unable to pay the full amount due.

Why Climate Change Is a Civil Rights Issue

This post was written by Dr. Gerald L. Durley, Pastor Emeritus of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA and consultant to SACE. It was originally published by the Huffington Post on their website on August 30, 2013. Dr. Durley attended the March on Washington on August 28, 1963 and was in Washington, DC to commemorate the [...]