Betty Anderson was born in Scott County, Tenn. on March 26, 1936. In the 1970s, she became involved with Save Our Cumberland Mountains, a social justice organization that addressed strip-mining and other community issues in Tennessee and Kentucky. She became a leader in the organization and eventually served as its president. Here she discusses how she became a politically-minded person and the influence of her father’s union activities. She also talks in depth about the important roles that women played in Save Our Cumberland Mountains.