Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II
Join us for a film screening featuring the unforgettable voices of a diverse group of African American “Rosie the Riveters” who recount what life was really like during World War II. Fleeing lives as domestics and sharecroppers these remarkable women empowered themselves while serving the nation. These patriotic pioneers share their wartime memories, recounting their battles against racism at home, Nazism abroad, and sexism everywhere. They represent 600,000 women like themselves who overcame the Great Depression, Jim Crow, sexual degradation, and workplace discrimination to break gender and racial barriers. Learn more and view the trailer here.
Filmmaker and historian, Gregory S. Cooke joins virtually following the screening for a live audience discussion.