Capitol Theatre to Host Racial Equity and Inclusion Film Series

Recy Taylor, a woman who, as Oprah Winfrey put it in her Golden Globes speech, was "abducted by six armed white men, raped, and left blindfolded by the side of the road coming home from church," is the subject of the documentary film The Rape of Recy Taylor.

The movie has shown at film festivals and will now screen on March 13 as part of the Capitol Theatre's Racial Equity and Inclusion Film Series.

Other films in the series include The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (April 17) and The Black Power Mixtape (May 8).

"Detroit Shoreway is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city of Cleveland," says Jenny Spencer, DSCDO managing director, in a press release. "While our community is strong and united, it is important to understand our history as a nation. All Americans are part of a legacy of discrimination and racism. By deepening our learning around history, we can grow stronger today as a community. Film is a powerful medium, and we are thrilled to offer the Capitol Theatre as a venue for these screenings."

Films begin at 6:30 p.m., and a $5 donation is suggested for admission.

Immediately following each showing, the upstairs meeting room at XYZ the Tavern will host a reception, and food will be provided, so community members can gather and continue the dialogue.

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