- BREANNA EDWARDS
Marquita Bradshaw And Her Fight For Environmental Justice
Updated: Sep 26, 2020
MARQUITA BRADSHAW, A TENNESSEE NATIVE WHO HAS LONG TACKLED ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, IS LOOKING TO TAKE HER EXPERIENCE AND PASSION TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE.
Marquita Bradshaw knows firsthand what is at stake if people do not have access to healthy and safe communities where they live, learn, work, worship and recreate, as she puts it.
The Tennessee native, who grew up in South Memphis where everything was within walking distance, including the Memphis Defense Depot, which was later classified as a National Priority List Superfund Site, a location filled with toxic waste.
In the early 1990s, her great grandmother would die of cancer, as would other members of her community.