WNYC | Recy Taylor Refused to be Silent

Published by Documentary of the Week


The film “The Rape of Recy Taylor” documents the case of a black woman who was gang-raped in Alabama in 1944 and defied the Jim Crow south by speaking out, with the support of Rosa Parks and others. Filmmaker Nancy Buirski reconstructs the events with testimonies from Taylor and her siblings, along with historian Danielle McGuire who wrote a book on the case, “At The Dark End of the Street.”

— Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen