Recy Taylor, a 24 year-old Black woman who while walking home was stopped by a carload of White men. The men forced her into their car and then raped her. The White men told her that if she said anything they would kill her. She told everyone she knew.
The NAACP got wind of the incident and sent their best investigator, Rosa Parks, to Alabama to interview Recy. What Rosa Parks discovered was that a decade before the Montgomery Bus Boycott the Black community was already organized and resisting White Supremacy. The difference was Black people were not fighting for an end to racial segregation they were fighting against the sexual violence of White men against Black women.

Recy Taylor, a 24 year-old Black woman who while walking home was stopped by a carload of White men. The men forced her into their car and then raped her. The White men told her that if she said anything they would kill her. She told everyone she knew.

The NAACP got wind of the incident and sent their best investigator, Rosa Parks, to Alabama to interview Recy. What Rosa Parks discovered was that a decade before the Montgomery Bus Boycott the Black community was already organized and resisting White Supremacy. The difference was Black people were not fighting for an end to racial segregation they were fighting against the sexual violence of White men against Black women.

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