Rogers Mary Lee Employment 2

Born in the 1940s, Mary Lee Rogers has lived in Bumpus Cove her entire life. In the 1970s, she and her neighbors began to notice strange liquids and smells from the trucks that were headed to a nearby landfill. They soon learned that hazardous materials were being dumped into the landfill illegally, and they began a protest to stop the dumping of toxic waste. Rogers and the community movement were featured in the documentary film You Got To Move, directed by Lucy Massie Phenix. In this interview Rogers narrates her childhood and young adulthood, and she describes her involvement in the Bumpass Cove Citizens Group and later in the Southern Appalachian Leadership Training program.