Recy Taylor

Recy Taylor, who fought for justice after 1944 rape, dies

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention, died Thursday. She was 97.<p>Taylor died in her sleep at a nursing home in Abbeville, her brother Robert Corbitt said. He said Taylor had been in good spirits the previous day and her …

Women of Color

Breaking the silence in Roxbury

The <b>Roxbury International Film Festival</b> began with a clear mission: to tell stories that were missing from mainstream cinema. Now celebrating its 20th …

Film Festivals

'The Rape Of Recy Taylor' At Wadsworth Atheneum

After two snowed-out attempts this winter, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is finally hoping to show a documentary about a woman brave enough to …

Civil Rights

The Rape of Recy Taylor’ Brings Black Woman’s Pain To The Forefront Of Justice

“They told her they wouldn’t kill her if she didn’t tell nobody. She told everybody.” Mere minutes after fighting for her life against the six white …

Women of Color

The Rape of Recy Taylor review – harrowing civil rights documentary

Nancy Buirski’s frustratingly uneven documentary uses footage from early 20th-century “race films” to tell the story of Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black woman who was blindfolded, kidnapped and gang-raped by a group of white men in Abbeville, Alabama, in 1944. Nobody went to jail and no formal …

Film (UK)

Why The Rape of Recy Taylor is the most important film of 2018

“She went and got in the car with them, and they blindfolded her. And they took her away…”<p>There are some films – quietly devastating, profoundly …

Women of Color

The rape of Recy Taylor: how one woman's refusal to keep quiet shamed – and changed – America

Decades before a young black woman founded the #MeToo anti-sexual predation movement that would later be taken over by Hollywood's stars, another young black woman did something so brave it could be straight out of a film.<p>In January, Oprah Winfrey recounted the story in her Golden Globes speech, …

Golden Globes

The Rape of Recy Taylor — chastening, shocking

There are a lot of ghosts crying “We too” in the back-history to today’s most prominently headlined wrong-redressing movement in the US. Recy Taylor …

Activism

Filmmakers Behind “The Rape Of Recy Taylor” Set To Cinch A Peabody Award For Work Against Gun Violence

Photograph courtesy of the Tamiment Library, N.Y.UOdyssey Impact Recognized For Its Commitment To Storytelling With A Call To ActionThe nonprofit …

Me Too movement

Concrete Playground's Picks for The Documentary Edge International Film Festival 2018

Screening 74 docos from across the globe, this year's Doc Edge has something for everybody.<p>Screening 74 docos from across the globe, this year's Doc …

Film Festivals

Historians are a great resource. Journalists, be sure to give them credit.

<b>I almost fell out of my chair</b> when Oprah Winfrey told the nearly 20 million people watching the 2018 Golden Globes in January about a woman whose …

Black History

Full Frame Dispatch #3: Black Women’s Lives, Illegal Deportations, and (Yes) Giant Rodents

April 15, 2018 by Andrew Spitznas<p>Coincidentally, the final three documentaries that close out my coverage of the 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film …

Women of Color

A vital new film reveals how women shaped the civil rights movement

One warm September evening in 1944, six white men accosted an African-American sharecropper at gunpoint in Abbeville, Alabama, and gang raped her …

Filmmaking

Oprah Winfrey leads 60 Minutes inside new memorial to victims of lynching

In her speech at the Golden Globes in January, Oprah Winfrey spoke eloquently about Recy Taylor, an African-American woman from Alabama who was …

Black History

‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ is as important as the #MeToo movement

The #MeToo movement, catapulted by Tarana Burke, is shining a burning light on the constant sexual misconduct and assaults that are rampant in …

Me Too movement

Scholars: Detroit house puts Rosa Parks history in a different light

A Detroit house linked to Rosa Parks and set to be exhibited Saturday in Providence, R.I., will go back to Germany unless the Charles H. Wright …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Conversation with Director Nancy Buirski About the Untold Story of Recy Taylor

On September 3, 1944, 24-year-old Recy Taylor was walking home from a church revival in rural Alabama. That evening, she later reported,she <b></b>was …

Award Shows

We Need to Be Talking About Recy Taylor

“The Rape of Recy Taylor” filmmaker Nancy Buirski tells the largely forgotten story of a survivor whose injustice sparked a movement—and should be …

Black History

Berkeley movie theaters subvert national narratives

There’s a palpable sense of history that can be felt after one step into the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood. The theater’s atmosphere is as if one just …

UC Berkeley

Recy Taylor Film Showing at Smithsonian African American Museum

For Women’s History Month, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is showing a documentary that tells the story of …

Black History

'Rape of Recy Taylor' documentary keeps speaking to the woman bringing it to St. Paul

Members of Taylor’s family are expected to attend and speak, Monique Linder said.

Black History

Recy Taylor, Rosa Parks, and the Struggle for Racial Justice

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was walking home from church in Abbeville, Alabama, on September 3, 1944, when she was …

Black History

Smithsonian Honors Black Womens’ Bravery in “#HiddenHerstory”

Washingtonians have a few more reasons to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) as it launches a new social …

Black History

'The Rape of Recy Taylor' Documentary Acquired by STARZ

Oprah Winfrey’s impressive Golden Globes speech was the first many people had heard of Recy Taylor. Fortunately, the activist’s name will become even …

Film Festivals

Starz Acquires ‘The Rape Of Recy Taylor’, Seven Other Docs; Sets Premiere Dates

<i>The Rape of Recy Taylor</i>, winner of a Venice Film Festival prize for human rights, is among eight exclusive first-run documentaries acquired by Starz, …

Film Festivals

NMAAHC Offers Special Programming in Honor of Women’s History Month

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering special programming in honor of Women’s History Month. The museum …

Black History

UAB Grad Ajanet Rountree on the role of black women in the #MeToo Movement

By Ariel Worthy<br>The Birmingham Times<i>Ajanet Rountree is a masters student in anthropology of peace and human rights at UAB. The title of her poster is</i> …

Birmingham, AL

‘I Am Mirroring Women’: Viola Davis Gets Real in Porter Edit

It’s Oscar weekend 2018, so it’s no surprise that we’ve been seeing a lot of Viola Davis. The three-time Academy Award nominee, who won the Best …

Me Too movement

Sexual violence may be in the Hollywood spotlight, but there are limits to speaking out

The entertainment award season hits its peak with the 90th Academy Awards – the Oscars – on March 4 2018. Since the public outing of Harvey Weinstein …

Culture (UK)

Halifax Black Film Festival opening gala features Oprah-endorsed film

From humble beginnings in 2017, the Halifax Black Film Festival is back this year for a three-day, twelve-film celebration of diversity, culture and …

Canadian News