Join the Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus for an interview with Gregory S Cooke about his new film "Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II". The film is a critically acclaimed feature-length documentary that explores the wartime experiences of 600,000 “Rosie the Riveters” - “hidden figures” - pioneers who courageously triumph over racism and sexism to create job opportunities in industry and government for themselves and future generations of African American women. "Invisible Warriors" is an inaugural recipient of the Better Angels/Lavine/Ken Burns Fellowship (2020), and also received the Congressional Black Caucus, Veterans Braintrust Award (2019).
Watch the trailers for the film "Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II":
About the Speaker
Gregory S. Cooke is a career educator, documentary filmmaker, and World War II historian, dedicated to helping "relocate African Americans from the margins to the main pages of American and global history.” He is the Founder and President of the Basil and Becky Educational Foundation, a recipient of the Congressional Black Caucus, Veterans Braintrust Award (2019).
Gregory is also the driving force behind the historical documentary, Choc’late Soldiers from the USA (CSUSA), the untold story of 140,000 African American men and women who cross a racial divide and form an unexpected bond with British civilians during World War II. CSUSA received the first-ever Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award for the film in 2014. CSUSA also won film awards at Indiefest and Bakersfield, 2013.
Gregory speaks at universities, museums, and cultural institutions about African American participation in World War II. After a long and rewarding teaching career at Drexel University and the Community College of Philadelphia, Gregory devotes his energies to continuing his educational mission. Gregory earned his M.A. - Journalism, The Ohio State University, and a B.A. - English, American International College.
Two events – Two RSVPs needed to catch both!
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We will not be showing the full-length film itself, but you can see a free virtual full-length film screening later the same day on Eventbrite.
There will be a virtual screening of "Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II", on Sunday, March 21, 2-4 pm EDT (18:00 London, 19:00 Berlin, 20:00 Athens) sponsored by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the MLK Library in Washington, D.C. André Haspels, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United States, will deliver the opening remarks honoring Black Rosies on National Rosie the Riveter Day.
The virtual full-length film screening event on Eventbrite is free, but you must register on Eventbrite:
Sunday, March 21, 2-4 pm EDT (18:00 London, 19:00 Berlin, 20:00 Athens)
RSVP here to receive the Zoom link for our conversation with Gregory S. Cooke.
Event Start Time by Location
|Washington DC, USA||Sun, 21 Mar 2021||10:00 EDT|
|London, UK||Sun, 21 Mar 2021||14:00 GMT|
|Berlin, Germany||Sun, 21 Mar 2021||15:00 CET|
|Athens, Greece||Sun, 21 Mar 2021||16:00 EET|
|Beijing, China||Sun, 21 Mar 2021||22:00 CST|
|Fiji||Sun, 21 Mar 2021||02:00 FJT|
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