July 29, 2011
The newly discovered document puts into context her work against attacks on black women.
April 1, 2011
This week on the Confab: Join Managing Editor Joel Dreyfuss as he chats with Cynthia Gordy, The Root's Washington reporter, and contributor Jack White about Obama's Libya speech, redemption for Recy Taylor and other hot topics.
March 30, 2011
Sixty-seven years after Taylor was kidnapped and raped by white men in Jim Crow Alabama, the state will recognize the injustice that was done. Her brother tells The Root what the apology will mean.
by Sheryl Huggins Salomon onMarch 30, 2011
At last, official acknowledgment that the 1944 case of a black woman gang-raped by white men was mishandled.
March 22, 2011
The 91-year-old is still waiting for an official apology for the gang rape that's been ignored by Alabama officials since the Jim Crow era.
March 17, 2011
Her brutal gang rape became a symbol for the civil rights movement. Now she might finally get an apology.
February 19, 2011
In honor of Presidents' Day, an Associated Press writer digs up the history behind George Washington and one of the "blackest names."
February 11, 2011
This week on the Confab: Join Managing Editor Joel Dreyfuss as he chats with Washington reporter Cynthia Gordy and contributors Sunni Khalid and Frank McCoy about race relations in Egypt, a forgotten horror of the Jim Crow South and the state of black businesses.
by Cynthia Gordy onFebruary 9, 2011
After her brutal gang rape, Recy Taylor became a global symbol of American injustice and helped inspire the civil rights movement. So why has nobody heard of her today?
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That people share attacks on social media is unfortunate, but also helpful in the end.
Joshua Hornsby's daughter Ja'Nae, who was 9 years old, was among seven people found dead on Monday.
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