The Rape of Recy Taylor

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Doors Open 7pm*
*Programme Start 7.30pm*
*Age Restriction over 15
Ticket Price: £4.50 – £6.00*

The Rape of Recy Taylor (2017) + Panellists – (Black History Month Screening)
We are delighted to announce that panellists Lisa Longstaff (Women Against Rape) and Cristel Amiss  (Black Women’s Rape Action Project) will be taking part in a Q&A after the screening.

This powerful new documentary tells the story of Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, who 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 exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing work to find justice for countless women like Taylor. The 1955 bus boycott was an end result, not a beginning.  More and more women are now speaking up after rape. The film tells the story of black women who spoke up when danger was greatest.