Documentary Screening of "The Six Triple Eight"

Join us for a documentary screening of The Six Triple Eight, a film that explores the history and service of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during World War II.

February 12 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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+ Add to calendar 2020-02-12 5:00:00 PM 2020-02-12 7:30:00 PM America/Mexico_City Solomon Victory Theater 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Documentary Screening of "The Six Triple Eight" Join us for a documentary screening of The Six Triple Eight, a film that explores the history and service of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during World War II.
Location: Solomon Victory Theater
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

5:00 p.m. Happy Hour at The American Sector Restaurant & Bar | 6:00 p.m. Screening | 7:00 p.m. Filmmaker Q&A

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, please call 504-528-1944 x 229.