Screening and Q&A: The Rape of Recy Taylor with Panel Discussion

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The Rape of Recy Taylor
Screening & Q&A
The Rape of Recy Taylor

Event Date

Mon 12 Nov 2018

Event Time

09:30 - 11:40

Location

Everyman Mailbox Birmingham, 116 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1RF, England

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Cost

FREE

Recommended Age Group

16+

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Curriculum Subject/s

  • Citizenship
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • Law
  • Politics

Documentary exploring the quest for justice after the rape of an African-American woman, led by the NAACP's chef, Rosa Parks. Screening to be followed by a panel discussion where students will get the opportunity to ask questions.

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Film title

The Rape of Recy Taylor


Synopsis

24 year-old African-American Recy Taylor was a mother and sharecropper who was raped by a gang of six white boys in Alabama, 1944. This was a common occurrence in the US southern states which at the time enforced Jim Crow racial segregation laws, but Recy Taylor bravely chose to identify her rapists. Led by the NAACP’s chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, she rallied community support which demanded justice and became a spark for racial equality in the US. Combining footage from classic films with emotional modern day testimony, this documentary is a sensitive and important examination of a significant moment within the Civil Rights Movement.

Descriptions of sexual violence.

Director/s

Nancy Buirski

Year

2017

Country of Production

USA

Genres

  • Documentary

Language

English

Duration

91 minutes

Venue name

Everyman Mailbox Birmingham

Address

116 Wharfside Street,
Birmingham ,
West Midlands,
B1 1RF

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