Planting a flag firmly at the intersection of patriarchy, sexism and white supremacy, “The Rape of Recy Taylor” is a documentary of multiple layers and marvelous gumption.
— Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
The Rape of Recy Taylor
This screening is presented in partnership with The Hive.
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator, Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. The film exposes a legacy of physical abuse against black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story.
Directed by Nancy Buirski.
The screening is followed by a community talk-back with expert panelists who will discuss, “The Historical Implications of Racial Injustice and Sexual Violence in the Black Community.”