Date(s) - 09/21/2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
An Invitation from UCN’s Social Justice Committee
Please join us on Saturday, September 21 from 9:30 am-12:30 pm for a free screening of the documentary film “The Rape of Recy Taylor”.
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.
This film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing work to find justice for countless women like Taylor. Screening and post-screening discussion sponsored by NAACP Oz Co Branch and Bridge the Divide.