Oprah Visited Alabama, Stopped by Civil Rights Icon Grave

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Oprah Winfrey paid Alabama a visit Tuesday for an assignment for 60 Minutes.

Winfrey visited Abbeviille, Alabama outside Dothan.

While in Abbeville, Oprah visited the grave of Recy Taylor, a women raped by six white men in 1944.

Read more about Oprah's visit from USAToday and watch the video of her explaining why it was important for her to visit Taylor's grave.

The following post is one Oprah shared on Instagram during her visit.

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) To be able to visit her grave so soon after ‘speaking her name ‘sharing her story, a woman I never knew. Feels like🙏🏾☁️❤️

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