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Recy Taylor, Who Fought for Justice After a 1944 Rape, Dies at 97 – The New York Times

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old African-American sharecropper, was walking home from church in Abbeville, Ala., on the night of Sept. 3, 1944, when she was abducted and raped by six white men.

The crime was extensively covered in the black press and an early catalyst for the civil rights movement. The N.A.A.C.P. sent a young activist from its Montgomery, Ala., chapter named Rosa Parks to investigate. African-Americans around the country demanded that the men be prosecuted.

Recy Taylor, Who Fought for Justice After a 1944 Rape, Dies at 97 – The New York Times