They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP, where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case.
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"It would mean a whole lot to me," Taylor said. "The people who done this to me, ... they can't do no apologizing. Most of them is gone."
Recy Taylor, who fought for justice after 1944 rape, dies →