Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II | Documentary Film
March 21 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About: Join us on March 21 for “National Rosie the Riveter Day” as the Basil and Becky Educational Foundation (BBEEF) launches the first ever “Rosie the Riveter Tour,” a virtual global screening of Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II.
The film features the pioneers – a diverse group of African American “Rosie the Riveters” – whose courage, patriotism, and faith drove them to abandon their oppressive lives as domestics and sharecroppers to conquer new frontiers that ultimately changed employment possibilities for all future generations of Black women. Watch as these heroines recount their wartime memories, recalling their battles against racism at home, Nazism abroad, and sexism everywhere.
Overcoming the Great Depression, Jim Crow, sexual degradation, and workplace discrimination, this group of some 600,000 women broke down gender and racial barriers and became a critical part of the war effort. Black “Rosie the Riveters” were part of a sisterhood of 20 million women who built America’s “arsenal of democracy,” without whom the United States could not have won World War II.
Do you know a present-day “Rosie?” Contact us to recognize women employed in the manufacturing industry and/or the government (e.g. welders, police officers, bus drivers).
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2023. The filmmaker, Gregory Cooke, will join us for a virtual Q&A at 6:00 PM, before the screening.
Ticket Price: This is a free event, but you MUST RSVP to attend.
Ticket Information: Reserve tickets in advance either ONLINE or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 PM – Tuesday through Saturday). When our Box Office is closed, please leave a message.