Recy Taylor was abducted and raped at gunpoint by seven white men in Abbeville, Ala., on Sept. 3, 1944. Her attack, one of uncounted numbers on black women throughout the Jim Crow era in the South, sparked a national movement for justice and an international outcry, but justice never came. Now, decades later, there may finally be some solace for Taylor, 91, as Alabama state Rep. Dexter Grimsley tries to make his state issue a formal apology.
ColorLines March 17, 2011
Clarion-Ledger March 11, 2011
Forty-six years after a white gang beat to death Unitarian Universalist minister James Reeb in Selma, Ala., the FBI is investigating the case.