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The Rape of Recy Taylor

The Rape of Recy Taylor
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10 Jun 2018 - 14 Jun 2018

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Hyde Park Picture House

Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD

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 (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.
The Rape of Recy Taylor exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing work to find justice for countless women like Taylor. The 1955 bus boycott was an end result, not a beginning.

DIRECTOR: Nancy Buirski
DETAILS: 2017, US, 91mins, 15
F-RATING: Yes

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Wheelchair Access

Level access is available to the stalls via the Brudenell Road fire exit. There are four wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Sadly at this time our toilets are not accessible via wheelchair. 

Hyde Park Picture House
  • Wheelchair access
  • Film
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