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Invisible Warriors: African American Women of World War II

Thu, Nov 07, 2019 | 2:00 pm

Join us for a film screening of the documentary Invisible Warriors at the Blockson Collection. Directed by Gregory Cooke, Invisible Warriors takes an in-depth look at the 600,000 African American “Rosie the Riveters” who pioneered a revolutionary labor movement by working in shipyards and factories to build airplane wings, packing ammunition, and more after men left for World War II. 

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. 

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/invisible-warriors-african-american-women-of-world-war-ii-tickets-71530442479

Programs offered by Temple University Libraries are accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact Richie Holland, Director of Library Administration, at richieh@temple.edu or 215-204-3455 for more information, to request an accommodation, or with questions/concerns.  

Sullivan Hall

Blockson Collection
1330 W. Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122