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Film screening: “Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II”

March 18, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

March 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Join the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in celebrating the stories of women working in production and manufacturing industries during WWII and today.
Documentary historian Gregory S. Cooke will present his film “Invisible Warriors”
“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 these women, the United States could not have won World War II.”

Learn more at invisiblewarriorsfilm.com

This event is free and open to the public.

Please register ahead of the event using the link: https://forms.gle/UFgm6xdXCPfuPvzG6

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March 18, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Wisconsin Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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