Dorothy Taylor on being a black woman in the 1960s
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Dorothy Taylor, professor of criminology, responds to Sharyn Ladner's lecture by remarking that, in the 1960s, she could not obtain contraception without her husband's permission. Taylor discusses being black and female in the 1960s. She witnessed the 1967 Riot in Detroit, which came about, partly, because of complaints that the police were not doing their job of cleaning up prostitution and ensuing rumors that a prostitute had been shot and killed by an undercover vice squad cop. The riot occurred in a black neighborhood where C. L. Franklin (father of Aretha Franklin) was the minister of a Baptist church.