Q&As with Nancy Buirski following the screenings on 10/1 and 10/3. On 10/1, she will be joined by Cynthia Erivo, Crystal Feimster, Ph.D, Danielle L. McGuire, Ph.D, and Robert Corbitt.
On the night of September 3, 1944, a young African-American mother from Abbeville, Alabama, named Recy Taylor was walking home from church with two friends when she was abducted by seven white men, driven away and dragged into the woods, raped by six of the men, and left to make her way home. Against formidable odds and endless threats to her life and the lives of her family members, Taylor bravely spoke up and pressed charges. Nancy Buirski’s passionate documentary shines a light on a case that became a turning point in the early Civil Rights Movement, and on the many formidable women—including Rosa Parks—who brought the movement to life.