Turner was arrested in the 1960’s during a sit-in in Memphis. Her sister was arrested at the first Memphis non-violent sit in.
Days after Bloody Sunday in 1965, Turner was on the Edmond Pettis Bridge in Alabama. She was among the thousands marching from Selma to Montgomery for the right to vote.
We asked her opinion of the people who marched and protested in Memphis Sunday night.
“I grade those students with an A plus. They were magnificent. They were peaceful,” Turner told FOX13. “They voiced their opinion and yelled their slogans (like) Black Lives Matter. When we marched, we said ‘ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around."”
Elaine Turner owns Heritage Tours. The Cossit Library is currently on tour. It allows people to see how times have changed in America.
At this point, what Turner wants the most is to see the hearts of Americans change.