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The Rape of Recy Taylor

Director:
Nancy Buirski
Producers:
Nancy Buirski, Beth Hubbard, Susan Margolin, Claire Chandler

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama.  Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives.  Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists.  The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.

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