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50 Voices for 50 Years

Category: women's history

Black Women, Civil Rights and the Struggle for Bodily Integrity

Danielle L. McGuire   On September 3, 1944, Mrs. Recy Taylor , a slender, copper-colored and beautiful twenty-four-year-old mother and sharecropper, walked home from a church revival in Abbeville, Alabama. Just past midnight, a gang of armed white men, kidnapped her off the street, forced her into their green Chevrolet and drove her to a wooded stand a few miles outside town. Herbert Lovett, a 24-year-old private in the United States Army ordered Taylor to undress and get on the... Read More
at Thursday, October 19, 2017
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