Documentary Mondays 'Never Forget' Talk Back Series: The Six Triple Eight (in commemoration of Women’s Herstory Month)

In February 1945, the US Army sent 855 black women from the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) 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 Six Triple Eight, was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during World War II. By the war’s end, the Six Triple Eight had cleared over 17 million pieces of backlogged mail ensuring the troops stayed in touch with their loved ones back home. The last of the women returned home in March 1946. They were never fully recognized … until now.

To prepare for the talk back, Hofstra viewers can view film using their Hofstra ID and password at: https://ezproxy.hofstra.edu/login?url=https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=102549&customID=56336

 

Join us for the virtual Talk Back:

Monday, March 15 @ 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Katrina Sims, Department of History and Faculty-in-Residence, Division of Student Affairs, Hofstra University, and Dr. Gabrielle St. Léger, Assistant Vice President Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Hofstra University will facilitate the talk back. Joining them will be Professor Mary Anne Trasciatti, Professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy, Director of Labor Studies, Hofstra University and Residential Assistant Triniti White

 

Presented by Hofstra Cultural Center and the Office of the Dean of Students, and in collaboration with the Africana Studies Program.

 

Flyer available to download/share on social media

Date: Monday, March 15, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom Event - No RSVP required. 

https://hofstra.zoom.us/j/97711889501?pwd=LzdkVkJkQW0xbUVQUCttZFZpYnhyZz09

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

 

  

Monday, March 15, 2021

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