The Rape Of Recy Taylor

The Rape Of Recy Taylor | 91mins |


Capri TheatreSat, Feb 24 2:00 PM Event Date Passed
Capri TheatreSun, Feb 25 3:00 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Release Year:2017
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Tommy Bernardi
Robert Corbitt
Alma Daniels |
Director:Nancy Buirski



Film 0nly, No Panel Discussion

The Levi Watkins Learning Center at Alabama State University, The Rosa Parks Museum and the Capri Theatre present this Special Tribute screening.

The numbers of women raped in Jim Crow South were staggering. In danger for their lives, they did not report the crimes and their stories went hidden. Not Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old mother who was gang raped by 6 white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up, and with the help of Rosa Parks and legions of women spreading the word, they worked to get Recy Taylor justice.

The film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks' intimate role in Recy Taylor's story. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing fight for justice for countless women like Taylor. The 1955 bus boycott was an end result, not a beginning.