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Screening of The Rape of Recy Taylor

Feb20

Date:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Time:
10:30am–11:15am

Location:
Main Campus—Black Hawk Hall 239

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The Multicultural Student Organization is collaborating with MAPS (Minds, Actions, People, Society) for two, 45-minute screenings of The Rape of Recy Taylor.

Synopsis: The 91-minute documentary chronicles 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. The film tells the story of black women who spoke up when danger was greatest; it was their noble efforts to take back their bodies that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and movements that followed.

The second screening will be on Thursday, February 22, 10:30–11:15am.

Tags

  1. diversity and inclusion
  2. student activities
  3. students
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