This is one of 200 red buttons that Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman distributed among fellow Members of Congress during the 2018 State of the Union address. It honors Recy Taylor, who worked as a sharecropper in Alabama. In 1944, she spoke out against the six white men who abducted and raped her, which resulted in death threats and her home being set on fire. Two all-white, all-male grand juries did not indict the well-known attackers. Watson Coleman placed Taylor’s story and the long-standing issue of violence against Black women front and center at the widely viewed State of the Union address.