Mashburn Lillian Growing Up 2

Lillian Mashburn has been involved in a variety of church, political, and professional organizations in Knoxville, Tenn., since the 1970s, including Church Women United, the Knoxville Women’s Center, Planned Parenthood, and the Executive Women’s Association in Knoxville. In the 1970s she lobbied for the Equal Rights Amendment and also ran for political office. Here she discusses her experience attending University of Tennessee in the 1960s and the barriers that female students faced, her professional and political life, and how she came to understand herself as part of the Women’s movement.