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"rec taylor" Discussed on This Day In Esoteric Political History
"Eighty one days later as the supreme court held up a ruling in a case called browder versus gael that deemed segregation on public buses and other public transportation to be unconstitutional. So people who've been boycotting were now going back on public buses but of course the civil rights efforts would continue so we have a boycott in montgomery of over a year legal battle that ended up in washington. Lots of names in the story beyond the one that everyone knows rosa parks. So that is what we are going to discuss today and here to talk about what this moment meant is as always nicole hammer. Columbia hello nicki. Hello jody and our special guests for this episode is christina green associate professor of political science at fordham co host of the excellent new york city podcast. Faq nyc which. I will definitely be listening to as the mayor's race here in new york heats up. But there's also a new podcast from christina gather. What's in it for us. It's from the grow so christina listeners. Now know you're very busy person. Thank you for making the time to come on and join us. Of course of course so. I guess we should start with this moment. Is this moment that we should look through the lens of on the ground pressure over more than a year or since ended up in the courts. Should we see this as a legal victory. It can be both and and what i always try and remind my students. Is that a lot of people. Think about the civil rights movement in like the context of just the nineteen sixties. But we know that. This organizing started in into the twenties and the thirties. Because we don't have brown v board until one thousand nine hundred fifty four and then after that we we see triumphs in the nineteen sixties. So the the fight for justice and equality and equity and dignity has taken not just centuries but when we think about the civil rights movement as as as a proper movement we have to include all the decades or to get to that moment and the ebbs and flows in the stops and starts so when we have the victories of the nine hundred sixty four civil rights act or the nineteen sixty five voting rights act or even the one thousand nine hundred five immigration. Act that's a combination of a series of legal battles on the local level state level but also within the supreme court that sort of happened in the mid sixties. But we have to remember that this is organizing legally and you know. I always tell people with like electoral politics and protest politics. Black people have to go hand in hand. we've never gotten one without the other and especially league victories. We haven't got without protest politics and and changes at the ballot box and the timeframe then that i mean that that puts into such good context these three hundred eighty one days of the boycott in montgomery which may strike some people as well. That's a really long boycott. But in the context you just laid out of years and years and maybe doug yeah that seems very reasonable. Well it's also interesting because on the one hand it's like well. It's today days after thirty years of organizing right but then on the other hand on a day to day just thinking about. That's a full year. Plus of not having conveniences of making sure you don't lose people make sure you maintain that momentum break the collective action the free rider problem all these issues that we think about when we're trying to get people a large group of people to do something for the greater good that you may not necessarily see right now and it's and it's going to be uncomfortable and it's going to be inconvenient for you but you need to do it for the larger good three hundred eighty one days. It's pretty remarkable that so many people in the rain in you know and for those of us who know this out the south get snow to this out gets gold And then you're walking to and from work for some people you know so after you've done labor all day you still are looking at miles to go and i think that's a metaphor of how people feel about this country you know sort of miles ahead and miles to go with the same time and organizers understood these different timelines right so you had folks who were focused on the courts But for the day to day of the boycott there were these mass meetings that were being held at churches on a regular basis. Because they understood that this kind of sacrifice. This kind of you know walking to work or finding carpools to work the standing up against all of the pressures from employers and from new irs and from white people all over the community required that kind of soul fortification. That was just happening very different scale in that local community in those local churches that that was necessary in order for those bigger director is happening at the supreme court and we can't forget the amount of bravery it takes right. It's not like people were walking on the sidewalk. Just strolling right. i mean they. They faced physical violence in doing so. Because people know that. If you're if you're walking in many instances in your part of the boycott and that means you're part of the rabble rouser that means you're part of the problem of black trying to get too much freedom in the south so for for men and women especially to do this because we know the great thing about rosa parks is i mean. Because she's so brave in its. I didn't even think about rosa parks in the bus boycott. When anything about rosa parks think about rosa parks the rape investigator. Like i think about the woman. The petite woman going to the deep south and investigating white men who have used rape as a tool of control and violence against women. That's who i i see. The sort of sitting on the bus was a strategic choice. And so this idea that people would not just risk you know their livelihood because many people got fired when people found out that they were part of this. You know organizing but you could also risk your life in doing so is just like the magnitude of that. Experience is really sort of hard for me to fully digest. And we've done an episode. On the case of rec- taylor and rosa parks his work as an activist prior to Montgomery and rosa parks. Oh interesting in this regard because it's like because of the prominence of her of that one moment where she refused to give the seat all what you talked about this life of activism before it has kind of gotten now but then also because of the prominence of that moment. I think a lot of the activism. Those happening around that moment also gets written out and so nikki. I'm wondering if you can talk a little bit about your the other women who were involved in this there are some really remarkable other characters there who when you read the history of it you almost feel like any one of them could have turned into what rosa.
"rec taylor" Discussed on This Day In Esoteric Political History
"Because of World War Two right they can basically throw up the United States's goals for world, War Two, which is. Ending the war against democracy and bringing democracy to the people, and they can say, well, how about you know the Fascism here in Alabama? How about the fact that we can't get justice here at home How come are black soldiers are fighting over in Europe but we see Taylor can't get a court hearing here. So they could they could use the wars a wedge, a political wedge to try to force the United States to put its money where its mouth was right by the nineteen fifties. It becomes more difficult because the Cold War and McCarthyism right so the but he's always looking for you know they have they don't just. They don't just rally behind anyone reecey. Taylor was a mother. She was married. She was a churchgoer. So even though she was working class as a sharecropper, she had a kind of respectability that they could get behind and that they could rally behind and they would look good and she was guard right I'm she became an ideal symbol by the nineteen fifties when we look at the Montgomery bus boycott or other assault cases into the late fifties and early sixties, the NWEA'S EP has to be a lot more careful. They think in the kinds of survivors they choose to hold up as symbols for cases of oppression. Yeah. I think that your point about the Cold War in particular. So well taken because the the cause of reecey Taylor is taken up by black newspapers. It's also taken up by the daily worker that there is support there within black communist network that in the nineteen fifties is going to become a hurdle. Right this idea that all of these civil rights activists are actually communist in disguise which. Even, though you can use the same arguments about while the US. Stands for freedom and it stands for equality and we need that in the Cold War that actually there's also this Cudgel of red baiting that becomes a real obstacle to try to navigate around. It becomes much more difficult and they and they become much more careful about who they choose to organize with in the nineteen forties. There's a kind of black popular front of Leftists Labor, Union activists, not quite communist, but further than maybe even an ACP and. They really work in unison and they're they're connected throughout the country by the nineteen fifties. A lot of those organizations have been red baited so badly that they're either operating underground or they're not operating, and of course, by the late nineteen fifties end of Lacy Peterson band in places like Alabama I feel like what I saw was at the end of lacy was much more active in working on cases to protect black women from sexual violence in the nineteen forties then they were in the nineteen fifties and Nineteen Sixty S. So as we start to wrap up here, I want to talk a little bit about Rosa Parks because you know this is a figure who was there and present? How does it help us rethink Rosa Parks understanding her involvement in this early case and what don't we know about Rosa parks given this sort of context you gave about the kind of organizing that was that was happening and how it changed over the course of the forties and fifties. So, what we forget about Rosa parks is that she was raised in the Garvey movement in a way you know her grandfather was a Marcus Garvey fan and she was raised to believe in the ideas and tenants of black nationalism that black was beautiful and that no one should ever put her down or treat her disrespectfully and her parents really kept her out of. Working in white people's homes for that reason. But the one time she did work as a domestic for white family. In earlier depression a she was attacked by white man and she wrote about it and that's in her papers that are now at the Library of Congress and I think that's part of what got her involved in in cases of rape and sexual assault was her own. Experience fending off a white man who tried to assault her and she was vehement in her defensive her bodily integrity, which we don't think about Rosa Parks is being that person right but she ended up working on other cases similar retailers throughout the nineteen forties in the early nineteen fifties both cases that were white women accusing black men rave and also working to protect black women who? had been raped by white man and when you track those cases leading up to the bus boycott normally do you see her involvement in these every day kinds of racial violence and sexual assault but you see her working in a community of black women who care about that issue so much because what does it mean to be free? You know if you can't walk down the street without being assaulted Right, it's a core tenet of the idea of freedom and and particularly for black women who are the most vulnerable in a in a racial is an sexualize cast society. So Rosa parks becomes really involved in a number of rape cases leading up to the bus boycott in a number of assault cases that happened on the buses and so when you step back and you know about the story of receipt Taylor and other rape cases in Montgomery like Gertrude. Perkins in nineteen forty, nine, flossy Hardiman, a black teenager nineteen, fifty, one and Claude Colvin's assault on the buses in nineteen fifty five. Then you can start to see them a bus boycott as more than a movement about where you said on of us or segregation transportation but a movement for the protection of black women's bodily integrity in public spaces particularly the buses. And I. Think when you look at those movements through the Lens of sexual violence, you see a whole different movement what movements that began earlier that are rooted in black women's organizing networks and are centered around their needs, and and one most importantly, which is the ability to move through the world without being attacked yet, and I think that that centrality of sexual violence which you recover. So well in the booklet you've written is one of the reasons why rec- Taylor Story. Become so much better known in just the past few years twenty eighteen Oprah Winfrey talks about rec- Taylor and it's in the context of the metoo movement But of course, that is a movement that a had much earlier origins but it also captures just how central sexual violence has been to core civil rights for a very, very long time and so it's it's been interesting to watch how rec- Taylor story has spread in recent years as well. Yeah. It's been pretty wild. particularly. For her family they've been very grateful. To have that kind of attention focused on her case and her survival, her testimony, no rec- Taylor spoke out about sexual violence decades before the women's movement. decade before anyone send me to our anyone took back the night and so when we look at that history of anti-rape. We see black women at the centre going all the way back to abolitionist movement right? And that's where I think we find the continuity with today. Reminds something. Nikki you and I've chatted about a bunch on the show, but it's you can kind of measure one measure of a current movement is the way that it looks at the past and the fact that rec- Taylor story is being rethought and to some extent. But Rosa Parks purchased stories also being rethought I think says as much about kind of the lenses that we're using now in the kinds of movements. Taking place. Now sort of deeper understanding of the past. All right. We're going to leave it there but Danielle McGuire author of at the dark end of the street black women raped and resistance. Thank you so much. This is really fantastic while serving and thanks as always to hemmer. Thank. You Jodi. This day in political history a proud member of Radio Topi from PRI our researcher and producer is Jacob Feldman. Our producer is Brittany. Brown follow us on social media posting a bunch of stuff on on twitter and instagram everyday stuff we don't get to on the.
"rec taylor" Discussed on This Day In Esoteric Political History
"Name is jody advocates. This Day September third nineteen forty four REC- Taylor four year old African American sharecropper was walking home from church in Abbeville Alabama when she was abducted and raped by six white met. We want to talk about this story today because Taylor's case and the activism around it would go onto a major factor in the beginning of the modern civil rights movement. We also want to talk about this because one of the civil rights workers who was sent by the NWEA P. to Alabama to organize around this case was a woman by the name of Rosa, parks. So a name REC- Taylor, that may be some folks. Don't know and a chapter in the life of Rosa Parks that maybe some folks don't know here to discuss it as always is Nicole Hammer of Columbia. Hello. Nicki. Hey Jodie and our guest for this episode is Danielle, McGuire Historian and author of at the dark end of the street black women rape and resistance her history of Civil Rights Movement and she writes a lot about the REC- Taylor case. So Danielle thanks for doing this. To be here, thanks for having me. So as I said, this kind of two parts as the Taylor Story and then Rosa Parks involvement. Let's focus in on. We see Taylor I then you want to. Describe this attack, and then kind of what happened in the immediate aftermath. Sir. So in early September of Nineteen, forty, four retailer, Taylor was walking home from church revival with a couple of friends and a carload of white man kidnapped her office street. Drove her to the woods and they gang raped her at gunpoint. Then, they blindfolded her and took her back to town. And before they let her out of the car, they said you know to tell anyone what happened will kill you. Was a really credible threat in Alabama in nineteen forty four. She promised she wouldn't say anything. And she found the strength somehow to start walking home. And she ran into her father who had been out searching for her for hours and she immediately told him what happened. She told her husband what happened and they told the local sheriff's. which they didn't expect anything from but the sheriff knew that she had been abducted in. So they updated him what had happened in and she gave them a description of the car and the men in it. So he had something to work with and that's where it's at for a couple of days until she got a phone call. From the Montgomery Branch of N. W. C. P.. And the man on the line said look we heard about what happened and we're going to send our very best investigator. She said okay. The next day a woman showed up at her door. Her name was Rosa Parks. was. Eleven. Years before the Montgomery bus boycott. But Rosa Parks was already a very seasoned activist. She was at that time the secretary for the Montgomery branch that ablaze EP in what that meant was that she was dispatched by the office to go and figure out what happened she documented crimes of racial violence and sexual assault and brutality, and that's what she was doing on retailers front porch in September of Nineteen, forty four. This is such an amazing. Story because I think that you know there's been some revisions to the legend Rosa parks that we heard as children, which was that she was just tired woman refusing to get up her seat on the bus and we've I think slowly learned a little bit more that she was an activist and that she was active in the N. double. ACP. But this is a much fuller much richer story about the activism of Rosa Parks. It's it's really fascinating. And you know just to ask I think a pretty naive question here but is the reason that the end of the sending their own investigators in here is that because there is a sort of understanding that they don't trust local law enforcement to do a proper investigation absolutely i. mean we see Taylor told the local sheriff. He wasn't going to do anything about it and and didn't do anything about it and so the end of Lacey. Pe- knew that what they had to do was to bring pressure and so Rosa Parks job was to get Taylor testimony. And then to carry it back to them a Gumri branch of the end ablaze. EP and then they decided from there what they do and they knew that, for example, because Rosa, parks had worked on the Scots Boys Campaign in the nineteen thirties and because eating Nixon, who was the head of the Montgomery branch of the end up Lacey Pe- at the time because he was also the Alabama leader of the Brotherhood of sleeping car porters, which is an all black union, the nation's largest in Jag they both knew that what this case needed was some. Man that if they were going to do anything to bring justice to rec- Taylor, they would have to force the state from without right they would have to bring national pressure on the governor to investigate the case like they did in the Scots Burrow case. So they were part of an infrastructure of activism that really mobilized around the Scots broke case in the nineteen thirties and they use that infrastructure to organize what they call that the time the committee for equal justice for Mrs Racy Taylor and they. Activated that network and they ended up getting petitions and postcards from around the country and around the world really including American. Soldier stationed overseas and the governor started to see you know postcards and petitions pile up on his desk to the point where it became. Untenable and he had to force a private investigation and how does that actually work because? What we see in the story it seems to be is what we see in a lot of these stories from the forties and fifties and sixties, which is a jury is empanelled in this case, a couple of grand juries but all white, all male jurors decide no, there's nothing to see here. So you have this kind of jury nullification that means sure she got her grand the governor did something but does she really get justice out of this? No, she never gets justice out of the case. There is a hope that by the second grand jury hearing in February of Nineteen forty five that there will be something because they're the governor has you know the government does order private investigation the private investigators go to Abbeville and they find out that the men really did rape her in fact, they admit day admit doing it the kind of Brag about it they don't see any problem with it, and of course, there's retailers testimony. So the private investigators let the governor like, Hey, there is really a crime here but the local people won't indict. The men in their community and so that leaves retailer without another auction really That's where justice ended for her in many ways and the committee justice kept trying to pressure the governor but they were really out of tools and they moved on to other cases. After that, you know there were plenty of them for them to work on in fact and that's what they did and so Taylor. Really had to move on with her life and and she did so. In lots of ways you know with trepidation and fear because she was now a target for violence and she had to be very careful she moved to Florida after that. I WANNA pick up on that a little bit in terms of the N. double ACP. Strategy, in terms of when they went in when they decided to shine sunlight in the way that we're describing, is it because they see a particular miscarriage of justice that they can rectify or do they see a narrative that they can use to sort of tell a larger story? What's the sort of mix of those two? Another's ever intention with each other the specific case versus the larger Civil Rights Story and movement that they're trying to push along right it's a great question and it changes over time. So in the nineteen forties, the NWEA of. Is a little bit more radical I want to say than it is in the nineteen fifties, not because organization has changed its focus but because the circumstances have changed in the nineteen forty s, they have a little bit more ability to bring pressure on the state government.
"rec taylor" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"Rosa Parks organized, bring together prominent black activists and organizations in Alabama where this occurred. To create the Alabama Committee for equal justice for Mrs, REC- Taylor, the Chicago defender labeled this campaign as the strongest effort for equality in a decade led by black women. This campaign drew level support and coalitions previously unseen. or at least around that time very very rare to see something like that for combating the Sexual Violence Black Women and girls faced, and it became key in the fight for black liberation taking place. Is Largely told largely forgotten, we just said and another example she goes as Bayard rust, an openly gay black man, being pushed aside for quote, more palatable, black leaders or the stories of Marsha p Johnson and Sylvia Rivera that we touched on in our protests and organizing episodes. Yeah, and she. She makes the point that there's so much power in seeing yourself reflected in people like this in the Liberation Movement and the value of it when it comes to dismantling homophobia and transphobia. In particular, but just being able to to see these people. Making these changes. Being. Fighting this fight, and and being powerful in it and then thinking. We always say if you can see you can be it. It's just. I don't know if people. I think people often forget. that. Will you mean that outside of? A representation in entertainment right I, think has changed as the rate at least like if you don't see it, become it. Yeah, I know that's become the new kind of power. We don't have that. Let me try this right and I love it. I Love I do too. Yeah I mean it definitely is changing now when we look at who is leading a lot of these. Movements are unlike. Again! What they were before. We would just weren't seeing. Them are hearing about them as much. She have to go through these deaths of rape crisis in order to be willing to see who actually have been trying to push it forward. We've just been in a system where it is not advantageous for us to know of them. Yeah, she makes the point like. You have this big Hollywood movie with Sean Penn. multimillion dollar for milk, but you don't have anything. For Marsha P. Johnson Sylvia Rivera. What if we did right like with the same funding, not just. On the same level, right, yeah! Yes. So we do have a little more for you listeners, but first we're going pause for one more break for word from our sponsor. Hi I'm Heidi Markov host of the coming. What to expect podcasts on iheartradio. Motherhood is the ultimate sisterhood. Did you know that black moms in the US are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy, related complication because of a lack of quality care that's unacceptable, and that's why I'm asking you to join US unto lie. Twenty-second are six annual bump day to celebrate beautiful bumps in healthy pregnancies and show your solidarity and support for MOMS everywhere. Just share them pastor, present yours.
"rec taylor" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"You do need to take those moments and have people. In your community can share that with you and help you so that you can regenerate. which is what this whole is all a part of so that. Has Been They. Don't die out or people just keep creating out of them right and I did love. Also she did talk about because it was so me. As it is so me, it's be especially being new to actually being a voice as opposed to being behind the scene about being silenced and being so traumatized that you are silence that you do the bare minimum, because you are petrified or just triggered so hard, like your emotional physically not able to put into words what needs to be done so therefore you just sit silently and waiting. Waiting which is more harmful as well which is like a double whammy, and she talks about that so loudly and about what that meant that she was say that she would make a point, but not make a point that she would stare something, but not to the depth, because you couldn't put into words, the trauma and the pain, because she was continuing to suffer from the trauma and the pain weather forth from your past experiences, or just being victimized to that moment, and being triggered in those moments from your past trauma and I was like. They, girl, you just got me. You got the real hard because I it to me. One of the hardest things as an ally is to know when to speak and to know when not to spirit, and because of the trauma that I've and both of us have gone through as children as later on in our adolescents in being silenced so hard through whether it was through violence whether it was through abuse Or, whether it was just pure neglect, in general that it kind of sits on you in a way in the level that you that emotions to try to bring that courage of stand up for something that you know it is important, and it is an heavy heavy issue it's. Stunting literally puts you in a place that you cannot grow, and not only that you're frozen to try to put any action, so she talked about that and and going beyond that, but it was. It was too close to home for that one. Yeah Yeah. That's a good segue to you. So that was part one over. Three commitments that she thinks movement should collectively to regenerate the second one is adopting healing justice as a core organizing value and practice. And then. The third one is combating liberalism with a principled struggle. She compares social movements to the human body to to cells, human beings being sells. Again, this one was challenging for me because she isn't talking about the damage of white liberalism, although she does include it, but liberalism as a whole, and how it has been bogged down by good intentions, and honestly mixed with if not grounded with. The idea of capitalism, and the growth of capitalism, and the change of that is too easy to compromise I guess honestly we can say this is where we are in our presidential election. This is exactly where we have come into this moment of liberalism me at one point in time was about freedom and rights and justice, but as we talk about what is happening. Liberalism is starting to become more of white. Speak for compromise and don't change too much, but I wanna be better human than that person. You know and jobs like. I'm not sure I can quite I'm not exactly sure can swallow all of this but I. Hear you down. That's a lot. Yeah, well, she. She definitely goes into into that, and that's one of the things I really appreciated about her writing as well is she's. Very. She doesn't romanticise things shows. She talked about the Obama era unlike the good things, but also all these bad things, and that's what stands on. Is that you cannot as we said at the beginning her her, all thing was, you cannot sit here and pretend. Everything was great when it wasn't. And you have to acknowledge the false in order to progress and to make change. Yeah, and that is. She makes that point throughout and I really really appreciated it because it's true if you're like ignoring. All these other issues that are happening if you're not using this. Cab Black Queer Feminist Lens and are okay with these injustices are they're just not in your you're. You're not worried about them. then. Yeah, things aren't going to change. The system will continue on right so. I really appreciate it how she did that and she did bring up. With the liberalism and white liberalism how it is so often. Black Women. Working, to get. Democrats elected or that has been the case for a long time and then. Not Getting anything that they ask for right like being largely ignored right. Yeah. Yeah Another key aspect of the book and of organizing is understanding history and context, and in this sense, the history of black people and black radical movements, so carruthers focuses and on a couple of things, but one of them is the history of Modern Day Haiti. which was previously the militarize colony of Santo Domingo which became the Western Hemisphere's first independent black nation, she uses L. Bakers, understanding of radicalism here quote in order for us as poor and oppressed people to become part of a society that is meaningful. The system under which we now exists has to be radically changed. This means that we are going to have to learn to think and radical terms I use the term radical in its original meaning. Getting down to an understanding the root, cause, it means facing a system that does not lend itself to your needs and devising means by which you change that system. So before the eighteen o four Haitian. Revolution Enslaved Africans died from overworking or violence within ten years on average over one million Haitian freedom fighters overthrew the fridge colonizers and established a black republic, the first in the western hemisphere this disrupted the trae for France the UK and the US and these countries made sure to make things ridiculously difficult for Haiti creating and exacerbating things like poverty as we can see today. And she expounds on the hammer home, the importance of telling the stories of black radical traditions and recognizing contradictions to move forward like the historical lack of lgbtq plus voices lack of women's voices, and some of these movements even though a Lotta Times. They were the ones doing the work. and. A lot of these histories are missing from our popular narrative the history that we popularly tell. She uses the case of Mrs Rec- Taylor. Who In nineteen, forty, four was kidnapped and raped by ten white men and boys. Investigating this.
"rec taylor" Discussed on Historical Figures
"In September nineteen forty four thirty one year old N. w. c. p. activist Rosa Parks met met with rape survivor rec- Taylor in Abbeville Alabama local police tried to stem roses advocacy attempting to intimidate and even threaten in her into letting receives case disappear the moment she was back in Montgomery Rosa returned to the end of Lacey Pe- office and explained the encounter counter to their President Edgar Nixon in response to the police's tactics. Rosa and Nixon founded the committee for equal justice for the rights of Mrs Mrs Resea- Taylor as subgroup of the N. double. ACP This committee was comprised of a dozen leading black activists that were dedicated to making taking Taylor story public knowledge. They sent dozens of letters to the office of Alabama Governor Chauncey sparks urging him take the case to trial in one letter Rosa wrote. I know that you will not fail to let the people of Alabama know that there is aqel justice for all citizens roses efforts paid off and the incident was picked up by local newspapers then by press around the nation by February of nineteen forty five Alabama. Governor sparks was forced to take action. He reluctantly agreed to launch a second can special grand jury investigation into the crime but the special jury ultimately brought no charges against the accused rapists. Rosa was furious all her efforts had stirred up public support an outrage but Taylor still couldn't secure justice one by one. The frustrations of dealing with inequality on a daily basis started to build up a year earlier. Rosa Rosa had had a memorable encounter of her own. The Montgomery bus system was becoming a lightning rod for political controversy in part because of the extreme lengths they went to in the name of segregation for example bus tickets could only be purchased at the front of the vehicle meaning meaning all riders had to use the front doors to buy their ticket but Montgomery buses also had segregated entrances one for white people at the front and and another for black passengers at the back when a black person wanted to take the bus she'd have to board at the front purchaser ticket then and leave and re board through the back doors. The ridiculous policy served no practical purpose. It was only there to embarrass an inconvenience black black riders on a rainy day in nineteen forty-three. Rosa boarded a public bus in downtown. Montgomery reluctant to go back out into the rain mm-hmm. She instead walked directly back to a seat without exiting and re entering through the back door. The driver James F Blake was is infuriated. He ordered Rosa to exit and re enter through her designated entrance twice. Rosa refused so oh blake grab. Rosa dragged her outside and threw out into the rain before she had a chance to process what had happened. The bus pulled away a stranding her. The whole ordeal was incredibly traumatizing for Rosa in her autobiography she wrote. I never wanted wanted to be on that man's bus again after that. I made a point of looking at who was driving the bus before I got on. I didn't want any more run. INS is with that mean. One Rosa wasn't the only person who is sick and tired of discrimination on the buses in nineteen fifty five fifteen year old girl named Claudette Colvin was riding the bus home from Booker T. Washington high school in Montgomery. The bus was was crowded that day and cove and was asked to stand so a white woman could take her seat. Kovin refused the bus driver ordered cove and and to get up but Kovin held her ground this escalated to the point that the police were called and Coleman was arrested at at that time Montgomery had several contradictory laws regarding segregation a symptom of the push and pull between civil rights activists and the racist cyst establishment so one law not only permitted but required the bus driver to have cloven arrested while another protected cove ines right it to any seat. She wanted the N. double. ACP had long been looking for an opportunity to challenge the pro segregation laws and have them formally formerly overturned in Co.. WTN's arrests seemed like a perfect opportunity to bring Jim Crow all the way before the Supreme Court however the Organization soon learned that the teenage Kovin was pregnant out of wedlock. This should have had nothing to do with her case but at the end of the Lacey Pe- feared that juries would be less sympathetic to an unmarried mother with stakes so high they didn't WanNa take any chances chances the organization raised funds for coal WTN's defense but chose not to try to make her the new face of racial inequality. They'd have to wait for the next arrest nine months later on December first nineteen fifty five forty two year old Rosa parks boarded Ed bus number two eight five seven. It was about six. PM and she was on her way home from work at the Montgomery Fair Department Store. She paid her affair and sat down in an empty seat in the back section. She wasn't paying much attention as she boarded and didn't notice that the driver was was James F Blake the same driver who'd kicked her off the bus the previous year for not using the back door for the next three stops the bus traveled along its normal route more passengers got on and the bus slowly filled up by the time the the bus reached its third stop outside the Empire Theater. The whites only section at the front of the bus was over capacity. There was no seat for one. The white passengers in the front so blake stopped the bus and told the first row of black passengers to stand up so he could make a new row for the white writers. He said Y'all better make it light on yourself and let me have those seats. Rosa hadn't planned to make a stand that day but for whatever reason something snapped she later explained. I was not tired physically no more tired than I usually was. At the end of a working day how old I was forty two. No the only tired I was tired of giving in the rear of the black passengers stood up up Rosa didn't she later wrote when that white driver stepped back toward us when he waved his hand and ordered us up and out of our seats. I I felt a determination cover. My Body like a quilt on a winter night. Rosa remained in her seat staring at the driver. Offer Blake squinted back at her. He asked her again. Why don't you stand up. She replied. I don't think I should have to stand up then. She moved to the window seat. Further away from the Isle Lake asked her again if she was going to stand up Rosa again refused blake threatened to call the police. Rosa responded you do that so blake aac place the call while they waited. Roseau remained firmly planted in her seat. She tried to ignore the judgmental glares from the other. The riders assured that she was in the right eventually. Two policemen arrived at the scene. Blake explained the situation and Rosa was was charged with violating chapter six section eleven the Montgomery City code which enforce the segregation of public buses. They took her off the bus and drove her downtown to police headquarters along the way. She asked one of the policemen. Why do you push us around around. The officers. Response was simply. I don't know but the law's the law and your under arrest. Rosa was allowed one call at the station which he made to her husband Raymond. She told him that she had been given even a court date on December. Fifth Raymond was worried but he was also proud of his wife from making stand he promised her he would find the bail money to get her out of jail soon N. double. ACP Chapter President Edgar Nixon arrived the same night Rosa was sent to jail AOL Edgar paid her bail and had her released by then word of Rosa Parks arrest had spread to most of Alabama's black population. Rosa was an upstanding member of the community in many were astounded that she of all people would be arrested for such a minor offence offense. Edgar saw this anger in his community as an opportunity to get people mobilized later that night he visited the parks home and explained a plan to Rosa she could be the face of a new activist movement and as Rosa listened to Edgar's pitch. She felt hope spring in her chest. She was about to spark the historic. Montgomery bus boycott up next. We'll hear how roses work transformed the civil rights movement now back to the story. The black community in Montgomery Alabama was outraged following Rosa parks arrest on December first nineteen fifty five the N. double A. C. P. wanted to capitalize on roses case raising awareness as they tried to overturn Montgomery's segregation.
"rec taylor" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Alabama to find the sheriff armed and waiting for her already. Roseau walked right right past him to enter Recipes House for the duration of their meeting. Rosen noticed the patrol car that drove back and forth in front of the house she he was resolved to just ignore the police until receives front door burst open and the sheriff stepped inside. He warned Rosa that he didn't approve. You've of troublemakers and urged her to leave. Rosa packed up her belongings and departed. She was content to let the sheriff think he'd. He'd won this battle. She bring him the war up next. I we'll discuss how Rosa parks and the N. double. ACP advocated for rec- Taylor fame money obsession. These things can make athletes seem superhuman but what happens when those in professional sports reveal the darker side of their humanity every week minute show sports criminals investigate some of the most significant sports crimes throughout the world and we explore explore the dramatic collision course are most revered athletes and the underbelly of society you'll learn about these athletes rise through competitive sports and and how the discipline and motivation that brought them to the top served a push them into their downfall. Whether you're a rabid fan or a passive observer these stories carry significance significance for us all listen and subscribed to sports criminals for free on spotify and anywhere you listen to podcasts and if you hang around after the end of the show you can hear a clip of the first episode of sports criminals.
"rec taylor" Discussed on Van Lathan's The Red Pill
"I mean I talked ice cube before actually did it before I did. It Duval shot him out. He invited me up to Hollywood. Squares wears this summer and he told me he was up there. He knew that I was trying to pitch something to him so he led me come up. They're like you know to visit him but he put me in the room with cube and I was like hey a you know y'all. y'All slept on a beach or job. Bites lucky for you agree. The show go have corn. He was like well getting together and you know give it to me. Watch your hustle like this rich like me. Go was used in some way at some point. You said something I ask you something. The I look I'm already rich. I don't you know what that's Meco is already fucking rich rich because as as much as much as I like to take credit for you know my man's check over from being on the side that I'm on it's not mine and I had goals and during the things that I wanted to do and I was accomplishing those until I met him and then I put everything on pause to be a wife and a mother. Stay at home mom. I don't want somebody else babysitting my son you know so. I you know I just stayed home and now he's a big boy now so mama's back on her. I want what I wanted before. I want my own show. I want respect in this industry and so you didn't stop you paused. I paused so let me ask you this. You say is not yours that that fucking subject is very very touchy in the male and female conversation because a lot of women I would think would say that of course it's yours right because if you're right there as a wife and a mother and taking care of so many things that bring cannot take care of their whatever he makes of course. It's yours why don't and they and when you say something like that like where what people were saying. Oh the Hoshi what you're shooting in the gym thing like that or whatever they always say well. You're leaving out these contributions on the on the white side on the motherhood side and it's it's everyone's married. It's it's yours. Why don't you feel like that's yours probably because it sports you know because I played played also I. It's it's not to say that it's not mine because outside of being you know the wife and mother that he was also managing in you know secretary. You know whatever whatever he needed but it's more because it came in so fast you know I think when you think about people being wealthier my type of wealthy like it took them a while. Take get their this came twitter you fucking. I love it. My type of wealthy podcast my type. Oh well right now right now. Go grounds my type walked you regular rich anyway going to go wild to to build a lot of other people's wealth and and that's like a a stamp of approval on a woman to have held her family down for a long time not saying that I didn't because I you know it's been ten years but we were rich before the ten years you see what I mean so it comes in real fast and you don't feel entitled because it's almost like he was gonna do this with or without you know saying my responsibility you know as his wife is to make sure we don't end up broke you know and so that's what I'm putting more of my brain power behind. How do you make sure that you that you guys ended up broke. What are you doing first of all educate him on all the broke niggers after they retire. I first rule very through. Here's the broke. Nick Nick is he doesn't want to know no. It's yeah so and then you learn from their mistakes yeah and then the second thing I do is I am his mouth piece anytime the time. Somebody needed some money. They gotta come through me because he'll say yes any dancing. No no so that's it's very useful yeah. I'll be the bad guy. Everybody needs that in your life because you know people come up to you and they ask for all kinds of shit and it's so hard to. I'd say yes so hard because well what happened is that is not like a large sum of money to you right the one person so somebody to be like your van school starting but whatever whatever however if I could just hold two thousand dollars you thinking you know what I'm saying. You think you think you think I'm enrolling as we go. Are you thinking you'd think so a two grand like you know what I'm saying and give them the two man to grant the before you know it you didn't give him. Two grand didn't giving him fifteen hundred five three three and they keep coming you out eight or nine thousand dollars. I'm not hurt type rich. That's a lot of money to be right right. So what I'm saying. Is it adds a dope to have somebody to be like you know talk to her about that and then she goes on and on and they gotta they gotta sell me and I'm not an easy easy sale. What what when you look for like what what would make you loan the money. Where would it be circumstances out of their control. Oh you know you you laid on your rent three months nama concern. You knew three months ago you who's right you know but emergencies. He's Doctor Bills Hospital car crashes. You know stuff like that like you know. We can help with that yeah but if you just if you just irresponsible possible you gotta figure that out on your own not my responsibility to make your your grown well. It gives me as the people that come back and ask for money for the same like that's what happens. They'll they'll use you as a crush. They'll just you spend their money on whatever they want to spend on that concert they wanna go to that. CH- vacation soon or whatever and all I'm just GonNa bar from Brain Miko. They got it. They got it the got him and wait and tell them about to be victory. Oh my God me and my kids view victims. Eh wasn't Jujitsu Jamaica what to say on the Graham Montego Bay. Take that motherfucker know. Here's the thing with me. I'm at this beach a lot. I'm a motherfucker from six to five. I'm not having as much fun as yellow right so if I lost some money. Don't go go on. This bids like I is is a long time. I just WanNa go home and just do regular shit by Watch Basketball Games. I missed the fucking Shit. You Oh you stunned while I'm here that I'm paying for that right and that that's so harmon yeah. That's why I gotta be a super super duper rich. What do you think is super duper rich coach for me. Yeah hold your million dollars. Oh I don't I don't know if I'll ever be dirty enough to get under a million dollars one hundred million dollars. I think just the richer you get the more you get. You know especially if it's not like an athletics or something where you get millions of dollars a year type of shit. US comeback so you're saying that anyone who have ask a hundred hundred million I'm just saying if you just come across a million quick you on your way up you scumbag in your way so what I feel like black people feel that way. We shouldn't feel that way. That's why people feel is don't think white people look at other people that have like one hundred million dollars or two hundred million dollars. They don't necessarily have to be a scumbag to get that they did that. You have to be like specifically talented or specifically lucky to get it but why would you have gone back to get one hundred million dollars. You almost there. You like two million away. No not a Nazi. You're saying right now. I wouldn't say one hundred million. That's low okay. What about billion a billion. You are a horrible him. Be Horrible horrible human being Jason. He got a bill about to continue to show us. What a horrible human being you saying Jay Z's a horrible human being he had to get to one billion yeah really yes you step on so many next to get there. I know you did did is cool. I can't name you a billionaire right now. Oprah don't even even do me what I'm asking you over his awful over. You think Oprah's all God awful she's with like one of the worst was Warsaw Road Olbermann. She's just counterfeit to me. She's just you know she is. I was you know coming up. I was a big oprah fan and washed her show when everything in his dinner show you know why she white washed it and then she you know when she started on her little healthy she. I've seen the first time I've ever seen in her really like realize like Oh. These bitches like not one of us is when she tried to put that beef on TV and talk about how horrible it was and and the beef industry had Israel has like you know what I'm saying like. Come on like by the lawsuits you buy a I like Oprah still get sh- she the open the past but I think the Oprah's good. I think she's going back. She's a billionaire and I just don't. I just don't like some of the things that she represents. She did a speech h wish she was. She got her little Oscar or whatever she did. A little speech and I was not the Oscar but you know that award she won at what awards with those were the ones before the Oscars Bruce Golden Golden. She get like I dunno black person at a year or something like that order. She said you know she says she she compared are- see what's her name is her name Rec- Taylor the black woman who was raped and dragged in the south how she tried to compare her story to like me too movement a woman you know just try to try to even Mesh those stories together. I'll just wanted to throw up now. Don't try don't do us we. The black woman has nothing to do with the metoo movement. Black woman has nothing to me too movement. It's not about us. The black WHOA black woman start at the has nothing to do with how come every time something happens the black women. She didn't say anything to you so you say in Toronto Burt Broadway. I've done work with her of her. She is but my my problem is every time something happens to a black woman like somebody like the whole the SPN things that was that was happening. They don't speak one of my friends. Adrian. She he has pin of sexual misconduct and and nobody's stood for her. Nobody's to rely black women are being left behind and the me too movement yeah just like the Women's movement period eerie that wasn't about black women that was about white women. I I would say that there are a lot of black women who think not only the part of movements but there Rana both both movies..
"rec taylor" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"To. Starts with. We before all twos between we we we shake in the same warn shoes. One size fits all of all in pain. One decibel thunder a lifetime of rain. I m you I said, I m u I carry your weight, we are more than committees, those committees of hate, I am bonded to you or an arm until we live in a world with no sexual harm. Protect us by listening. Protect us forever. Because we are here. Uprising together. What's the most rewarding part of the work that you're doing right now? I don't know it's rewarding in a lot of ways. It's rewarding to me when I have survivors approach me like they do every single day to say that this moment in time has changed their lives. To say that they feel free to say that they now understand that they deserve more than they were allowing themselves to to have just to see so many people getting free from the from the burden and the the sort of scores of sexual violence is so rewarding. But also it's wanting me to see people starting to believe and speak in a way that makes me know that people believed that we can end sexual violence. Like, I don't think the people unrealistic, and I don't I try to be incredibly realistic. And you know, I'm a realist a lot of ways. I don't I'm not saying a hashtag is gonna save us because hashtag is just that. It's a galvanizing to. And you know, it is a it is used for amplification. But this movement in this work as it has been for decades and decades me too. I mean, the the movement in sexual violence. For decades decades has been advancing. And so I'm able to talk about me too. Because Rosa Parks was talking about rec- Taylor. Right. It doesn't we all build upon the next thing upon the next thing, but we have to work like we believe we can end sexual violence, right? At think, we have plenty of examples in our in our past, you know, there was a time when people thought it was absurd to think about black people voting, and it was a time when we did not even talk about things like like drunk driving until mothers against drunk driving made them mission in amplified, the the costs to place where it just became part of our lives. And so while they're still tons of people who drink and drive. It's nowhere near what it would have been hit that not been a a national push to shift the culture. And so this push this work that we're doing right now. Now super rewarding to me because I know that it is gonna go a long way to shift the culture even beyond when we're here, and it'll be another generation living a different life in they may not in sexual violence in the next generation either. But they'll be so much more closer or close to it. Because of the work that we're doing now. So that's probably the most rewarding thing to me. I was so absolutely relieved when I found you, and I know that's a weird word to choose. But there was a part of me that fell like I wasn't going to be able to handle the pressure of this movement alone because it felt so much bigger than I was in to know that you are there and have been there for twenty years for survivors has just. I think propelled us into a place that there is no going back. So on behalf of my mother who is sexually assaulted on behalf of of me in the millions of people who have said made to thank you so much for the work that you do. It's thousand six twelve years ago. I laid across a mattress on my floor in my one bedroom apartment. Frustrated with all the sexual violence that I saw in my community. I pulled out a piece of paper, and I wrote metoo on top of it, and I proceeded to write out of action plan, but building a movement based on empathy between survivors that would help us feel like we can Hugh. That we weren't the sum. Total of the things that happened. We owe future generations a world. Free of sexual violence. I believe we can build that world. Do you?
"rec taylor" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"And inhuman. He said that if the children ended up thriving in life, it would not be because of you both. But in spite of you, both five deaths are blamed on the powerful storms that have raked the south CBS zone. Marvi of Franken says the severe weather threat is now moving north. The national weather service says at least three tornados touched down here in the Mississippi area and one of the most severe was an EMT to estimated wind speeds one hundred and thirty two miles per hour and mazing Lee though, no one was seriously hurt. But there is still a tornado watch until midnight in the mid Atlantic area. And that includes Washington DC the flu season has broken records. It's surprising second wave of flu. That's now made this Lucy's in the longest is the government started tracking flu season duration more than twenty years ago. The CDC here. Atlanta's saying that there have been twenty one weeks at elevated flu activity reported in the United States that's one week longer than the previous ten year high which occurred in two thousand fourteen fifteen season and lasted twenty weeks. It may be a long flu season. But in terms of severity. It's moderate reporter Sabrina cupid in Atlanta. No stocks to report today. Markets were closed for the holiday. This is CBS news. Dell small business technology. Advisers offer advice one on one partnership and Taylor tech solutions like computers with Intel core processors call. It advisor today at eight seven seven by Dell. KIRO FM Tacoma, Seattle murder charges filed in a carjacking and murder and can't new details. Coming up, but I have radio realtime traffic with rec- Taylor there. I think there's something going on on southbound four zero five out near the Bothell Everett highway, that's a significant break in the backup. Especially for drivers telling me there was an earlier crash near one forty fifth or.
"rec taylor" Discussed on On The Media
"Black history is not something that can be relegated to a month. What who's describing segregated history? And that's how he sees it. Of course, there are people like myself who find problems with black history month, but don't necessarily see it as like a second Kanus exercise. It originated in the work of Carter G Woodson who was the second black person to receive a doctorate from Harvard after of course, the father of black history do boys when he and his colleagues were building terminals of African American history when they were establishing associations what they were discussing was that. A subjugated people needs to have its history in order to assert its identity within the present. And that's I think a very radical political notion that has proceeded from the way that we think of buckets three-month, whether it's George Washington and the cherry tree or Lincoln, freeing, the slaves or asna what your country can do for you. We don't typically consume any part of our history in the most sophisticated and multidimensional form is there something peculiar about black history month that makes it more trivialized than the rest of the country's history. I think absolutely. And that is to be crude it is the forces of racism, and how they have contributed to the way historiographer works and America. So one of the clearest examples, I actually experienced this year in terms of how black history is purposefully shaped would be. The case of rec- Taylor Oper mentioned her during the Golden Globes awards speech when she was ab- -ducted by six armed white men raped and left blindfolded by the side of the road coming home from church they threatened to kill her. If she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the were a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks, became the lead investigator on her case and together, they sought Justice, and Rosa Parks is someone that we have a very high. We actually have a high familiarity with her social contributions, right? But this story didn't really fit with the kind of guy conic image of her deciding that she was not gonna get off her seat in the bus. It's not something that we can fit into acceptable narratives or like etiquette of how we actually think civil rights happen. Should instead of George Washington. Carver we be seeing. See taylor. Should we be seeing Medgar Evers? Emmett till now connects is the main problem here not what is presented. But what is not presented. I think that's definitely a place to begin. But I think also something that needs to be emphasizes a sense of movements and black history because we emphasize so much individuals figures, we don't have a sense of the communities that they've actually come from Doreen. Thank you so much. Thank you so much for Having having me. Doreen Saint Felix a staff writer at the New Yorker, I spoke with her in February twenty eighteen. That's it for this week's show on the media is produced by Alana Casanova Burgess, Mike alot, injure laya Fedor. John Henry Hahn ostrich adversity. We had more help from Sandra Allen. And our show was ended by Brooke our technical director Tenet for months in their engineers this week were saying bear. And josh. Executive producer on the media is a production of WNYC studios. I'm Brooke Gladstone and I'm Bob Garfield. Media is supported by the Ford Foundation, the John s and James L Knight foundation and the listeners of WNYC radio..
"rec taylor" Discussed on The Liturgists
"I would like to submit to you that we are caught in a history where the powerful tend to win. Where the conquers maim kill and oppress and ultimately live to tell their side of the story. We see it in these first three stories that these are founding murders. Though, not the first of their kind. They were catalysts for movements of Justice, inequality nonviolence, Emmett till and rec- Taylor inspired the modern civil rights movement. There's a whole story about Intel how his his mother laid the casket open. So that everyone can see and they took pictures of how bruised and broken his body was you can still find pictures on the internet. It's unreal. And the pictures of his main body is what the civil rights movement was founded on Trayvon Martin inspired. The current movement known as black lives matter. All these stories fundamentally changed generation. However, it is the fourth story that is the foundation of these recent movements out even argue that it's the fourth story. That creates the foundation that the all sit on. The fourth story of Cain and Abel has grown to become the biggest catalyst for social change. But not in the way that you think the story of Cain and Abel resolves in a hidden story and underlying fifth and final story. It was a poor man of color agent marginalized by run because he was June belong to Judaism born of unwed woman his life was meant to be despised forgotten. We know him today as Jesus of Nazareth or Shula. Yes. She would challenge the political and religious institutions of his day by feeding the hungry touching the disease laughing with prostitutes and a whole host of unsavory characters. There are many stores tell about this, man. But there's only one in particular that stands out to me. And it's about a woman they marry a Bethany. In the book, John six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus lift whom Jesus raised from the dead here at a dinner, he was being given honor Martha served while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with then Mary took out a pint of pure, NAR inexpensive perfume. And she poured it on Jesus feet and wiped his feet with her hair and the whole house was filled with fragrance of the perfume. But one of the disciples Judea scary it who would later betray him objective. Why was it this perfume sold and the money given to the porn? It's worth a year's wage. He did not say this because he cared about the poor. I love how the bible interjects this. But because he was a fief and keeper of the money back, and he himself he couldn't help himself leave her alone. Jesus replied, it was intended that. She would save this perfume for the day of my burial. Now, I know you as well as me we've heard this story a million times. And we've heard it preached a million different ways, particularly about Mary and her undignified response of worship. But I would like to take a different approach and stopped to think about this for a moment. Here's Mary violently weeping over the body of living man, she pours expensive oil washes his feet with her hair. Her snot in her tears now imagine the horror that the scene would cause right in the in the ancient world, Mary a woman marginalized by society and religion knew the trouble Jesus had caused by raising her brother from the grave. Mary knew all too. Well, the power structure that had just been interrupted. Imagine her gathering the oil heading to the party knowing in her body will what happens when you challenge. The power of men you pay for it with your life. Mary's disruptive AC was not just a foreshadowing, but she arrested in that moment. A public memorial over a body marked die. The public mourning of a tragedy yet to come. She was a prophetic signpost to coming murder the first she was the first prophetic sign post to the coming murder. It's why Jesus said whenever the gospel is preached. This story will be told as a memorial to those who would be the first see and unmask the tragedy among us. The story continues religion and politics plot to murder Jesus. The collective blame gets put on him in the crowd, including the disciples who wants a door Tim betray him and the sacrifices complete. Michael, this is the formal structure of the gospels. It's the same story as any tragedy or mythology a divine person God or hero is a claim..