Interview with director Nancy Buirski.
Recy Taylor is finally getting the attention she deserved.
There was no justice, no recourse for her aunt, who stood up anyway. Her quiet presence at the State of the Union address will speak volumes today.
Bonnie Watson Coleman’s office has ordered two hundred red pins in honor of Recy Taylor, who was kidnapped and raped by six white men, in 1944.
In a speech celebrating the #MeToo movement at the Golden Globes on Jan. 7, Oprah Winfrey highlighted the story of Recy Taylor, a black woman raped by six white men in 1944. On Saturday, director Nancy Buirski came to the Whitney Humanities Center for a screening of her documentary about Taylor’s experiences.
"We only move forward when it doesn’t cost us anything,” she said. “But I’m here today saying that no one and nothing can be great unless it costs you something."
Actress Viola Davis speaks of her own experience of sexual abuse at the Women's March in Los Angeles.
Recy Taylor invoked by Viola Davis
A powerful film on the legacy of physical abuse of black women and Rosa Parks' intimate role in Recy Taylor's story!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 7:30PM at Isabel Bader Theatre
Tickets on sale now at TorontoBlackFilm.com
“Their time is up. Their time is up. And I just hope—I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years and even now tormented, goes marching on.” - Oprah Winfrey
In her honor, black lawmakers will wear red pins to President Trump's state of the union later this month.
"...when she said her name, there was a part of me that said, finally." - Nancy Buirski, Director
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey recognized the late Recy Taylor of Abbeville , Alabama in her Golden Globes acceptance speech on Sunday.
"Oprah put it best at the Globes when she asserted that Recy's story, "was somewhere in Rosa Parks' heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it's here with every woman who chooses to say, 'Me too.'"
Oprah Winfrey made it clear she wants us to know this name: Recy Taylor.
The Forgotten History of Black Women Crying Out Against Sexual Assault
Film details how brave Alabama woman spoke out following her gang rape by six white men in 1944 - sparking an unsuccessful campaign for justice that made national headlines and enlisted Rosa Parks.