The Root | Rosa Parks, Recy Taylor and Gertrude Perkins Are Mothers of the #MeToo Movement

This movement is for the young Oprah Winfreys—born into poverty in the Deep South, molested, neglected and not expected to survive.

This movement is for the black girls who, right now, are being raped and abused in their homes and in their churches and in their schools by people who claim to love them in a nation that claims to care.

Mashable | There's a must-watch documentary about Recy Taylor, the woman Oprah shouted out in Globes speech

Oprah dedicated her rallying acceptance speech at the Golden Globes to the fighters of justice that history tried to forget. Specifically, she expressed gratitude for "the women who have endured years of abuse and assault... whose names we'll never know." 

But one particular name came up again and again: Recy Taylor. And her story, explored in Nancy Buirski's 2017 documentary that swept the New York Film Festival, proves why her story could not be more relevant to Hollywood's moment of reckoning.

Glamour | At the 2018 State of the Union Address, Fashion Was a Vehicle for Quiet Protest

Additionally, members of the CBC donned kente cloths as a response to the President's recent disparaging remarks against immigrants from predominantly black countries, the Washington Post reported. What's more, Rep. Bonnie Coleman (D-N.J.) encouraged attendees to wear red pins with the name Recy on them in honor of Recy Taylor.

NBC | NEWS 'She spoke up': Lawmakers wear 'Recy' pins in honor of Recy Taylor

Democratic members of the House pose for photographs while wearing the black clothes they will don to U.S. President Donald J. Trump's first State of the Union speech in the U.S. Capitol on Washington on Jan. 30, 2018.

Huffington Post | Recy Taylor Was Gang-Raped In 1944. Her Niece’s Silence At Trump’s Speech Will Say Everything.

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.

Yale Daily News | Film screening explores race relations, sexual assault

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.

News Wire | Nancy Buirski's "The Rape of Recy Taylor" To open 6th annual Toronto Black Film Festival as a Canadian Premiere

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

The Daily Beast Recy | Taylor’s ‘Baby’ Brother: Decades Before #MeToo, She Was ‘a Fighter’

“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

NY Daily News | Black Congressional Caucus to honor African-American rape victim at President Trump’s State of the Union

More crucial recognition for Recy Taylor! "Ms. Taylor's quest for justice was a seminal moment in the civil rights movement." - Bonnie Watson Coleman US Congresswoman, NJ New York Daily News

Mashable | There's a must-watch documentary about Recy Taylor, the woman Oprah shouted out in Globes speech

"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.'"