THE BASIL AND BECKY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (BBEEF)
My name is Gregory S. Cooke, director of the landmark documentary Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II. I would like your Organization to participate in the First Annual “Rosie the Riveter Tour” during Women’s Heritage Month 2023. BBEEF will have a national screening of Invisible Warriors, the untold story of 600,000 Black “Rosies” who helped America win the war. Black “Rosies” were the first African American women to work in industry and government offices, and they changed the employment possibilities for all women who followed them. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the film’s Director. There is no screening fee required.
Additionally, March 21st is “National Rosie the Riveter Day”. BBEEF encourages participating Organizations to identify a present-day Rosie in their community, such as a welder, police officer, or a bus driver, for recognition. We believe that teaching about Black women’s historic wartime participation will have positive impacts for communities and families. We would like Organizations to participate annually. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/237/text.
- Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Great Richmond, VA Chapter
- Aces Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville, Virginia
- Delaware Historical Society, Wilmington, Delaware
- Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, Iowa
- Heritage Place at The Yes Center, Chester, Pennsylvania
- Veterans Committee of Central Virginia, Keswick, Virginia
- Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin