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Cornelia Crenshaw Human Rights Preservation Foundation, Inc.

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Mother of the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis



Cornelia Crenshaw Mother of the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis in the 60's, 70's and 80's

 This page is reserved in the loving memory of the late Mrs. Cornelia Crenshaw,
the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis, Tennessee 



  • Welcome to the Cornelia Crenshaw Human Rights Preservation Foundation Inc., a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit charitable foundation that was founded for the purpose of serving Memphis & Shelby County and the surrounding communities by giving monetary donations, self-service to the communities that we proudly serve, relief of and assistance to the poor, the distressed, and the underprivileged; lessening the burdens of government; promotion of economic development; promotion of social welfare by lessening of neighborhood tensions; the elimination of prejudice and discrimination; the combating of community deterioration and juvenile delinquency; promotion of training and instruction of individuals for the purpose of improving or developing their capabilities; instruction of the public on subjects useful to the individual and beneficial to the community and promotion of civic betterment and social improvement.   

  • The Corporation shall have all of the powers necessary, appropriate or convenient for accomplishment of its purposes, including the power to adopt bylaws; to receive, acquire, and dispose of funds and other property; to accept gifts, devises, bequests and grants in the aid of its purposes; to enter into agreements; to elect director and officers; to pay reasonable compensation or make reimbursement for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the Corporation, and generally to exercise all of the permissible powers given by law to all corporations and by Tennessee law. 

  • Cornelia Crenshaw Human Rights Preservation Foundation, Inc. shall be not for profit.


  • The Cornelia Crenshaw Human Rights Preservation Foundation is concerned that every citizen of Memphis and Shelby County register to vote and then encourages every registered voter to cast their vote in every election (City, County, State, and Federal). If you have not done so, REGISTER TODAY!!! 

  • Voting is a way to change poor and insensitive leadership (elected and appointed officials).

  • The Foundation is looking into having voter registration drives in the near future. The people have the power to unseat those politicians who are catering to corruption and are ignoring their supporters and constituents.                     

Email:  corneliacrenshaw@corneliacrenshaw.com