Black History : Juneteenth - A Slave Holiday

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The Tragic Story of Mrs. Racy Taylor-Courtney (1919-2017) is yet another reason "Juneteenth" means absolutely nothing. Mrs. Recy Taylor-Courtney died Dec. 28 in 2017 ---a few days short of her 98th birthday. Her obituary appeared in the New York Times.

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The number of melanin-nated women raped by white men in our country’s past is staggering. Afraid for
their lives, just a courageous few have come forth. Recy Taylor was one of those brave women who spoke out.

"...“There were two grand jury hearings, one that was in the fall of 1944, shortly after the assault. But none of the all-white, all-male Henry County grand jurors were willing to indict Taylor’s assailants..."

Before Oprah, Danielle McGuire unearthed Recy Taylor’s story​


By Georgea Kovanis
Detroit Free Press
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018



Recy Taylor, who fought for justice after being raped by six white men, dies at 97​



The Seven Men Who Raped Recy Taylor-Courtney

  1. Willard Arthur York 21 May 1927 - 01 Jan 1984)
  2. Hugo Wilson (31 Mar 1928 - 12 Oct 1991)
  3. George William Howerton (06 Oct 1925 - 13 Sept 2001)
  4. Herbert Joseph Lovett (24 Jul 1926 - 11 Jan 1993)
  5. Robert Bunyan Gamble, Jr. 19 Oct 1927 - 13 Jun 1979)
  6. Luther Lee (9 Apr - 14 July 2008
  7. Willie Joe Culpepper (12 Oct 1928 - 14 Apr 1994)
 

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