Who Is Recy Taylor? The Story of the Woman Oprah Winfrey Hailed in Her 2018 Golden Globes Speech

Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday and in her passionate acceptance speech, she referenced the late Recy Taylor.

Taylor, an African-American woman who passed away in December at age 97, was raped by six white men in Alabama while walking home from church in 1944. She was 24 at the time of her sexual assault.

In tune with the evening’s show of support for the Time’s Up initiative, Winfrey noted of Taylor’s rapists, “Their time is up. And I...

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