Recy Taylor, Rape Survivor and Civil Rights Activist, Dies Days Before 98th Birthday

Melody Gulliver Black History, Culture

Recy Taylor, daughter of Alabama sharecroppers, passed away ten days before her 98th birthday in her Abbeville nursing home. Taylor had become a prominent civil and women’s rights activist after surviving a traumatic rape during the Jim Crow era. In 1944, 24-year old Recy Taylor was brutally raped by six white men while walking home from church in Alabama. With …

Guest Lecturer Discusses ‘The Rebellious Life’ of Rosa Parks

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In elementary and high school we are told the brave and historic story of Rosa Parks and how her refusal to move from her seat on the bus changed the course of history. On Wednesday, April 27th visiting lecturer Jeanne Theoharis from Brooklyn College spoke about her biography, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks which was published in 2013. …

John A. Powell Presents the UCLA Bunche Center’s 25th Thurgood Marshall Lecture

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On April 1, the UCLA Bunche Center held its 25th Thurgood Marshall Lecture on Law and Human Rights to honor the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. In past years, the annual event featured distinguished figures who had a substantial impact on the struggle for civil rights.  Past speakers include Elaine Brown, the former Chairwoman of the Black Panther Party, and …