Lecture: ‘Recy Taylor, Rosa Parks, and the Radical Roots of #MeToo’

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Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center
Dr. Danielle McGuire, an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, will speak at Mercyhurst University on Feb. 4 as part of the university’s celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage. She’ll discuss “Recy Taylor, Rosa Parks, and the Radical Roots of #MeToo” at 7 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. The program is sponsored by the Evelyn Lincoln Institute for Ethics and Society, and is free and open to the public. McGuire is the author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance – A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. She’ll present the story of Recy Taylor (and other survivors of racialized sexual violence) to highlight how African American women have long been at the center of protests against sexual violence and how those protests often led to major social movements, including the struggle for voting rights. For more information, contact Dr. Verna Ehret, 814-824-2532 or vehret@mercyhurst.edu