Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old African American sharecropper, was walking home from church in Abbeville, Ala., on the night of Sept. 3, 1944, when she was abducted and raped by six white men. The crime was extensively covered in the African American press and was an early catalyst for the civil rights movement — but the attack, like many involving black victims during the Jim Crow era in the South, never went to trial. Brown’s Swearer Center presents a screening and discussion of “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” a hard-hitting documentary exposing the legacy of physical abuse inflicted upon black women. Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert ‘62 Campus Center, 75 Waterman Street.
The Rape of Recy Taylor
When: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:00pm