Date: February 27, 2021

Time: 7pm-9pm ET

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Join us for a screening of “The Six Triple Eight,” a documentary that tells the remarkable story of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during World War II.

SixTripleEight trailer from James Theres on Vimeo.

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.
A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow.
This event is free and open to the public but please register to attend. For more information, email ellie@veteransbreakfastclub.org.