Film Streams presents The Rape of Recy Taylor

When
Jul 9 2019 - 7:00pm

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About this event
Description: 
Director Nancy Buirskiā€™s film finally shines a light on a heartbreaking crime and the national response that would set the tone for the fight for Civil Rights. 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. Presented with Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence A panel discussion will follow the film.
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Website: 
https://filmstreams.org/films/the-rape-of-recy-taylor
Location
Film Streams: Ruth Sokolof Theater
1340 Mike Fahey Street
Omaha, NE 68102
United States
Phone: 4029330259
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