Invisible Warriors: African American Women in WWII

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Invisible Warriors: African American Women in WWII

Date
Sat., Feb 11, 2023, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact
651-259-3015
boxoffice@mnhs.org
Cost
$12/MNHS members save 20%

Join us for a special screening of the documentary Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II, which shares the hidden story of Black heroines of the Homefront.

The film is an unforgettable conversation among a diverse group of African American “Rosie the Riveters” who recount what life was really like during World War II. They are hard working underdogs of high character who do battle and win. They fled lives as domestics and sharecroppers to empower themselves while working in war production and U.S. government offices.

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.

Black “Rosie the Riveters” were part of a sisterhood of 20 million women who built America’s “arsenal of democracy.” Without all of these women, the United States could not have won World War II.

After the film join filmmaker Gregory Cooke and historian Jeremiah Ellis for a post-screening discussion where we will highlight Black Rosies from the local Twin Cities community.


2023-02-11 13:00:00 2023-02-11 13:00:00 America/Chicago Invisible Warriors: African American Women in WWII Minnesota History Center