‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ documentary screening – Sept. 25 

5 p.m. | Turner Theatre

As a part of Supporting Survivors Week, the Gender and LGBTQIA Center and elondocs are presenting the 2017 documentary “The Rape of Recy Taylor.”

The screening is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. in Turner Theatre. The film will be introduced by Buffie Longmire-Avital, associate professor of psychology, and followed by a Q&A session with Executive Producer Amy Tiemann – an Elon parent – and Rod Clare, associate professor of history.

To view the film’s trailer, click here.

The documentary tells the story of Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper living in Alabama, who was gang raped by six white boys in 1944. Rape was not uncommon in the Jim Crow South, but few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Taylor bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator, Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. This film exposes the legacy of physical abuse inflicted upon black women and reveals Parks’ intimate role in Taylor’s story.

Taylor’s story reentered public discussion following Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech last year. (The full speech is available here.) 

For more information about the documentary, visit http://www.therapeofrecytaylor.com/.