Recy Taylor: 12 Facts About The Brave Woman Whose Painful Story Inspired Everyone From Rosa Parks To Oprah

The story of Recy Taylor is one that is equal parts infuriating, heartbreaking and inspiring. Media mogul and visionary Oprah Winfrey honored Recy’s memory during her recent acceptance speech at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. Recy’s courageous fight for justice will forever live on through the women who are able to stand bravely in their own truths today because she did so many years ago.

As we continue to honor her memory, here are 12 things you should know about the late Recy Taylor.