BM4F Celebrates the Life of Doris Bradshaw, Mother of the Memphis EJ Movement

Jun 12, 2023 | BM4F Spotlights, Uncategorized, Young, Gifted & Green Blog Series | 0 comments

Memphis, TN– On June 10, 2023 our beloved Memphis champion for environmental justice, Mrs. Doris Bradshaw, transitioned to rest with the ancestors. Mrs. Doris Bradshaw was most known for her decades long fight against the Army Defense Depot and a host of other environmental injustices and racism that impact majority Black communities in the City of Memphis. Mrs. Bradshaw has inspired generations of up and coming environmental justice organizations as she was most recently the recipient of Black Millennials 4 Flint’s inaugural Black History in Green Award for Black History Month 2023. The BM4F tribe sends prayers for healing during this extremely difficult time to the entire Bradshaw family with special love to our close friend in the movement, Mrs. Doris Bradshaw’s daughter, Marquita Bradshaw, who made history as the first Black woman to win a U.S. Senate primary in the State of Tennessee in 2020–certainly making her mother and the entire Memphis community proud by maintaining a legacy of community activism and resilience.

Homegoing Arrangement Information for Mrs. Doris Bradshaw

Friday, June 16, 2023 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 pm
Location: N. J. Ford Funeral Home, 12 South Parkway West, Memphis, TN 38109
Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 12:00 pm
Location: Coleman Ave Church of Christ, 3380 Coleman Ave, Memphis, TN 38122

Elmwood Cemetery (Immediately following the Funeral Services)
Location: 824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104

Repast (Immediately following the interment services)
Location: Coleman Ave Church of Christ 3380 Coleman Ave Memphis, TN 38122

Learn more + Celebrate Mrs. Doris Bradshaw’s Work in Environmental Justice:

The Margin: We Glow in the Dark

Memphis Flyer: Toxic Battles: The Fight for Environmental Justice in Memphis

DC Report: Long Burdened by Environmental Racism, Activists in Memphis Are Turning the Tide

The Environmental Magazine: Memphis Military Legacy

Tributaries: Doris Bradshaw and Environmental Justice

Michigan State University: Environmental Justice Case Study: Toxic Contamination at the DDDMT

Fox 13: FOX13 Investigates: South Memphis residents say old defense depot is making them sick

Rhodes College: Discordant Dialogue: Discursive Differences at Defense Depot Memphis, Tennessee

Environmental Justice History in America: Long Lives Memphis But Not the Residents: Battle for Environmental Justice


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