E.R. Shipp, a Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary, is the journalist in residence at Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication. Her column runs every other Wednesday. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black women's fight for control of their bodies and safety in the workplace long predates the heightened concerns evident in the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. That's becoming part of a larger conversation sparked by the story of Recy Taylor that is now being told in a documentary.