Recy Taylor’s Story Featured in New Documentary Film

Recy Taylor’s Story Featured in New Documentary Film

Recy Taylor’s bold testimony in defense of her bodily integrity in 1944 will reach a new audience because of Nancy Buirski’s new documentary film, The Rape of Recy Taylor. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival. It will have...

The Roots of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion

The Roots of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion

Take a listen: Courtney B. Vance and I talk about the roots of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. We covered a lot of ground in just 23 minutes! We talked history and the causes and consequences of the largest uprising in American History. It left 43...

Digging deeper

Digging deeper

It was the winter of 1998. I was in the process of researching the 1959 gang-rape of Betty Jean Owens, a black college student at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, when I kept coming across similar cases of white men attacking...