Protestors demonstrating in Americus, Georgia, were arrested and held in the Leesburg Stockade without beds or sanitary facilities, In , a year-old enslaved Black woman named Celia killed the white man who owned her and was trying to rape her. The legal and social double standard that allowed white men to commit sexual violence against Black women with impunity, while the most baseless fear of sexual contact between a Black man and white woman resulted in deadly violence, continued after emancipation. Nearly one in four Black people lynched from to were accused of improper contact with a white woman. Later, capital punishment for rape also was reserved for Black defendants with white victims. In Virginia, all 58 people executed for rape between and were Black men, although white men were convicted of rape in that period.
Terror in the Heart of Freedom
Sexual Exploitation of Black Women
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For Southern black women, the era of separate but equal was also a decades-long reign of white sexual terror. If Southern trees bore strange fruit, the homes and streets they shaded contained secrets that until recently have largely been swept over and ignored. The Rape of Recy Taylor , a documentary that opens in New York theaters Friday, concentrates some much-needed sunlight on this period of American history and the women who lived through it.