Oprah Winfrey visits grave of woman honoured in Golden Globes tribute

ANI | Updated: Jan 24, 2018 14:56 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 24 (ANI): Former TV host Oprah Winfrey paid homage to civil rights icon Recy Taylor- the woman she spoke about in her Golden Globes speech earlier this month.

Winfrey, who was in Alabama for a '60 Minutes' assignment, ended up at her gravesite in Abbeville.

She took to Instagram to share a photo of herself standing beside Taylor's grave.

"I don't believe in coincidences, but if I did this would be a powerful one. On assignment for @60minutes I end up in the town of Abbeville where #RecyTaylor suffered injustice, endured and recently died. (GGspeech)," she captioned the picture.

"To be able to visit her grave so soon after 'speaking her name 'sharing her story, a woman I never knew. Feels like" the 63-year-old wrote.

While accepting the annual Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, the entertainment mogul delivered a rousing speech where she highlighted Taylor's story - a Black woman who never received justice after being abducted and gang-raped by six white men in Alabama.

"She lived as we all have lived too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men," Winfrey said at the awards show, referring to Taylor. "For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up. Their time is up."

"And I just hope -- I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on," she had said. (ANI)