In 1944, Recy Taylor, a young wife and mother, was kidnapped at gunpoint on her way home from church and brutally raped by a gang of white teenagers in her Alabama town. With the help of Rosa Parks, then an investigator for the NAACP, Taylor reported the crime and Black-owned newspapers gave it national attention. Although her assailants went unpunished, Taylor’s story resonates with today’s #MeToo movement and inspires women to speak up against sexual violence.
Moderator: Jessica Arons, ACLU
Participants: Robert Corbitt, brother of Recy Taylor; Fatima Goss Graves, President & CEO, National Women’s Law Center; Rep. Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D-NJ-12); Susan Margolin, Producer
In partnership with National Museum of the Women in the Arts and Raben_Impact
THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR
Director: NANCY BUIRSKI
USA | 2017 | 91 MINUTES | ENGLISH