SEE & DO: ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’

The documentary speaks on the role black women in history have played in the current MeToo Movement on June 10

01 Recy Taylor Portrait
Photo credit: Tamiment Library, N.Y.U.
WRITTEN INSPIRATION: The documentary was inspired by the book, ‘At the Dark End of the Street,’ by Danielle L. McGuire

Put the phone down for a few hours this weekend, put on your thinking cap, and take an evening of educating release with the the screening of The Rape of Recy Taylor. The Baton Foundation, an organization that exists to deliver fact-based information about the culture and history of the African diaspora, will hosts the screening at Auburn Avenue Research Library. The documentary tells the story of Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang-raped by six white men in Alabama in 1944. Taylor bravely named her accusers and Rosa Parks, sent by the NAACP to investigate the accusations, plays an intimate role in Taylor’s story, rallying support and a call for justice that still echoes throughout history today — especially relevant now in the midst of the MeToo movement. A facilitated audience dialogue will follow the screening.

Free. Sun., June 10. 3-5 p.m. Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. N.E. thebatonfoundation.org/events/the-rape-of-recy-taylor. 404-613-4001.

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