joined by nancy buirski and professor crystal feimster. she's interviewed in the film and author of the book "southern horrors: women and the politics of rape and lynching." we welcome you both to democracy now! nancy buirski, let's begin with you. why you took on this film, what an amazing moment for it to be shown in the midst of the #metoo movement. again, amplify the story of recy taylor taylor and what ultimately happened to her. >> recy taylor is amazingly courageous for speaking up will step as you mentioned, very few women did that. they were ready -- afraid for their lives. their families would be threatened and their friends livelihoods would be threatened. what she did was extraordinary. we made this home before this #metoo movement. we had no idea. as i look back on it, recy stories the first link in a long chain. not even the first link. it goes like to slavery. but it is a very pivotal link in a chain that goes right through the civil rights movement, right up through black power, and obviously is resolved today. amy: recy taylor, what happened now go what were the inv
. we will speak with the film's director nancy buirski and with yale historian crystal feimster . all that and more, coming up. welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. congress is on the cusp of approving a massive rewrite of the u.s. tax code that will overwhelmingly benefit corporations and the wealthiest americans, while ending a central pillar of president obama's signature healthcare law. just past midnight, the senate voted 51 to 48 along party lines on a final version of the tax bill as protests erupted in the gallery, with chants of "kill the bill, don't kill us" briefly interrupting proceedings. the senate vote came despite overwhelming public opposition to the measure. an nbc news/wall street journal poll found fewer than one-quarter of americans think the tax plan is a good idea, while two-thirds of those surveyed said it's designed mostly to help corporations and the wealthy. this is republican senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. this, if we can't sell this to the american people, we ought to go into another line of work.
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