The Rape of Recy Taylor

April 12, 2018
6:30pm to 8pm
Cole Hall

She Spoke up: The Rape of Racy Taylor

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old Black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white men 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.

Learn more about the film calls "a stirring and infuriating marvel".

Watch the evening's opening remarks by Dr. Aisha Mays, Clinical Researcher and Instructor, Department of Family & Community Medicine.

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