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.

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This Cultural Capital program partnership is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative in collaboration with the March on Washington Film Festival.

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