There’s a must-watch documentary about Recy Taylor, the important woman Oprah shouted out in her 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.

The Rape of Recy Taylor follows the true story of a young family woman who was gang raped by six white males in 1944 Alabama while walking home from church. They threatened to kill her if she spoke up. Yet, despite the life-threatening risk posed to any black person who stood up for their rights in the Jim Crow south, Taylor did not hesitate to seek justice immediately.  Read more…

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