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Film & Discussion: The Six Triple Eight
February 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMFree with Museum Admission
In February 1945, the U.S. Army sent 855 black women from the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the SixTripleEight, was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII. Despite racism and sexism from leadership and troops, they served with honor and distinction, completing their mission in six months. By war’s end, the SixTripleEight had cleared over 17 million pieces of backlogged mail, allowing troops to stay in touch with their loved ones. They were never fully recognized – until now.
Post-screening discussion with U.S. Army Colonel (ret.) Krewasky A. Salter to follow.
Free with Museum admission.