The Rape of Recy Taylor
CAST: Recy Taylor, Tommy Bernardi, Robert Corbitt, Alma Daniels DIRECTOR: Nancy Buirski TUESDAY FILM SERIES
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.
Planting a flag firmly at the intersection of patriarchy, sexism and white supremacy, "The Rape of Recy Taylor" is a documentary of multiple layers and marvelous gumption.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
The film is a haunting, damning unpacking of history that also reminds us how little progress we've made.Daphne Howland, Village Voice