In 1944, Recy Taylor, a young wife and mother, was kidnapped at gunpoint on her way home from church and brutally raped by a gang of white teenagers in her Alabama town. With the help of Civil Rights investigator Rosa Parks, Taylor reported the crime and Black-owned newspapers gave it national attention. Although her assailants went unpunished, Taylor’s story resonates with today’s #MeToo movement and inspires women to speak up against sexual violence.
Moderator: Jessica Arons, ACLU
Participants: Robert Corbitt, brother of Recy Taylor; Fatima Goss Graves, President & CEO, National Women’s Law Center; Rep. Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D-NJ-12)
When: Monday, Jul. 16 - 11:00 pm
Tuesday, Jul. 17 1:00 am
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