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Film & Discussion: The Six Triple Eight

February 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Free 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.

Details

Date:
February 13
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
Free with Museum Admission
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/pages/programs/events/

Organizer

Illinois Holocaust Museum
Phone:
8479674800
Email:
thomas.jilk@ilhmec.org
Website:
http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org

Venue

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, 60077
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