Scott Nan Womens Movement 2

Nan Scott grew up in Fountain City, Tennessee, and since her family was from the North, she felt ‘segregated off’ from other families in the area. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and later returned to school to get a Master’s degree in guidance and an interdisciplinary PhD. In the 1970s, she worked as a guidance counselor in schools that had been recently desegregated. Scott discusses her work with the Tennessee Valley Authority when it was instituting Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. She describes the gender discrimination and sexual harassment that she faced on the job. Scott talks about the Women’s movement and her work with the Knoxville Women’s Center as a ‘natural outgrowth’ of the civil rights movement. She discusses her involvement in the Federally Employed Women’s group at TVA, which met monthly and published a newsletter, and her more recent membership in the League of Women Voters.