Event Film and Video Screenings Invisible Warriors African American Women in World War II

Date and Location

  • When: Thursday, June 6, 2024

    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

  • Where: James Madison Building - Pickford Theater (LM302)

    101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

June 6th marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Please join us for a documentary screening about the 600,000 African American “Rosie the Riveters” who fled lives as domestics and sharecroppers to empower themselves while working in war production and U.S. government offices during WWII. These patriotic pioneers share their wartime memories, recounting their battles against racism at home, Nazism abroad, and sexism everywhere. The screening will be followed by a discussion with director-producer Gregory Cooke and 95-year-old “Rosie” Susan King.