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Film and Q&A – Invisible Warriors: African American Women in WWII
February 5 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thanks to Tyson Gilpin for sponsoring the program!
This program is in partnership with The Josephine School Museum.
This event will include and intro and Q&A session with Director and Producer Gregory S. Cooke, who will be joining us via Zoom.
African American Women
in World War II
Their triumph over the double stigma of being black and female
Invisible Warriors features real pioneers – the first Black women to work in industry and government administrative service.
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.
Times: Doors open at 6:00 show at 7:00 PM
Concert Ticket Prices & Info: All Tickets are General Admission $5.00 per person
Tickets may be purchased in advance either online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 – Tuesday through Saturday). If you call when our Box Office is closed, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 business hours. All sales are final. Exceptions for special circumstances may be made no later than 24 hours prior to performance.