Film: The Rape of Recy Taylor
March on Washington Film Festival
Honor women in the Civil Rights Movement.
Join us for a screening of director Nancy Buirski’s 2017 documentary, The Rape of Recy Taylor. In 1944, Taylor was a young wife and mother on her way home from church in Alabama when she was kidnapped at gunpoint, brutally beaten, and raped by a group of white teenagers. With the help of Civil Rights investigator Rosa Parks, Taylor reported the assault. Though the assailants went unpunished, her case brought national attention to a crime which resonates with the #MeToo movement today.
Film run time: 91 minutes; followed by a panel discussion.
- Fatima Goss Graves: President & CEO, National Women's Law Center and Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund
- Robert Corbitt: Brother of Recy Taylor
- Hon. Bonnie Watson Coleman: US House of Representatives, D-NJ, 12th District
- Moderated by Alencia Thompson: Director, Constituency Communications, Planned Parenthood
Tickets are $15 and registration is required.