Beyond Rosie the Riveter: Black Women’s Participation in WWII

Free Tickets
Thursday, December 5th, 6:30-8:30PM
African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
They were a lifeline between homesick soldiers and their loved ones, clearing over 17 million pieces of backlogged mail by the end of WWII. As the only all-Black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII, the members of 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the SixTripleEight, bravely faced racism and sexism to serve their country and fellow Americans.

Learn about these exceptional women at this special Conversations at the Center, which includes:
SixTripleEight screening
James “Jim” Theres, the award-winning film’s director/producer
former member of the SixTripleEight squad guest appearance
Check out this short video of SixTrippleEight’s incredible story on CBS News