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The Rape of Recy Taylor

18th October, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Recy Taylor Potrait, Credit: Director Nancy Buirski

Twenty-four year old black mother and sharecropper, Recy Taylor, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up and fought for justice with help from Rosa Parks and legions of women. Her story and the community’s support triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.

The Rape of Recy Taylor, Thursday 18th October, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, 15+

Recy Taylor Potrait, Credit: Director Nancy Buirski
Recy Taylor Portrait, Credit: Director Nancy Buirski

This documentary is written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Nancy Buirski, whose credits include Loving (as producer), The Loving Story and By Sidney Lumet. In talking about the story, Buirski has said that “Recy is a very reluctant hero … She understood she had to speak up if she wanted to help other women. People like Rosa convinced her it was a crime.”

Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know too” – Oprah Winfrey, Golden Globes 2018

Based on the “New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power” book by historian Danielle L McGuire At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance.

Recy Taylor is the woman who inspired Rosa Parks in 1944 and inspires Oprah Winfrey today. This documentary was the winner of the prestigious Human Rights Nights Special Prize at the 74th Venice Film Festival and nominated for Best Documentary at the NAACP Image Awards.

This screening will be subtitled.

“Harrowing and very instructive documentary from Nancy Buirski” –  Guardian   ★★★★


This event is now fully booked. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list, please email emily.ilett@womenslibrary.org.uk.

This event is for open to all (15+) and is free to attend. Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.

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18th October, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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