The Rape of Recy Taylor

The Terrifying Truth of the Jim Crow South.

The numbers of women raped in the Jim Crow South were staggering. In danger for their lives, they did not report the crimes and their stories went hidden. Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old mother, was gang raped by 6 white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up, and with the help of Rosa Parks and legions of women spreading the word, they worked to get Recy Taylor justice.

Highlights the case of Recy Taylor, kidnapped and gang-raped by six white men in Alabama. Rosa Parks worked ceaselessly to undo years of rape and physical abuse against Black women.