Please join Ujamaa Place in activating the spirit of our ancestors by honoring the courage, determination, sacrifice and strength of Recy Taylor at Commemorate Black History and Culture in partnership with the University of St. Thomas, produced by OMG Media Solutions.
The Art of Dance performing a dance to “Glory” to honor Recy Taylor's love of life and music.
The Rape of Recy Taylor Film
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Artika Tyner
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds, Civil Rights Attorney / Activist
C.J., StarTribune Columnist / Fox 9 Contributor
Monique Linder, Founder OMG Media Solutions, Producer / Activist
Bukola Oriola, Member of U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking
Beth Hawkins, Education Journalist
Mary Joyce, Recy Taylor Granddaughter
Aisha Walker, Recy Taylor Great, Granddaughter
Henry Murry, Recy Taylor Nephew
Vocalist Kathleen Johnson joins Recy Taylor's nephew Henry Murry in performing “Walk With Me, Lord,” which is Recy Taylor song and anthem of the life she led serving God and family.
Henry Murry is the son of Recy Taylor's younger sister, Mary Murry. Henry Murry visited his aunt in her nursing home everyday and when he turned the corner of her unit, she lit up the room with a big smile. Henry play Recy Taylor's favorite song "Walk With Me, Lord" at home going service in Abbeville, AL. in January.
Vocalist Kathleen Johnson is lead vocalist for "BKS" and "UNIVERSOUL", founder of "Musicians4musicians" and co-founder of “Raisingthebar, an Artist’s loft” a mentoring workshop that found it's roots at "ARNELLIA"S! She has performed LIVE at countless venues and studios such as PAISLEY PARK with local bands, National and International artists such as Prince, Alexander O'neal, Tevin Cambell, Jordin Sparks, Billy McLaughlin, The Petersons and The Steeles.
Presentation of the Recy Taylor Courage Award will be presented to Recy Taylor's family after the screening of THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR.