American History

If You Want to Know More About the 6888th Postal Battalion…

Allow me to introduce you to Lincoln Penny Films, which has produced documentaries on both the Six Triple Eight and the Hello Girls The Six Triple Eight: No Mail, Low Morale is now screening here and there. If you want to see the schedule, check out the documentary’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thesixtripleeightdocumentary/   Note: If you…

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The Women of the 6888th Move the Mail

In 1945, the U.S. Military was seriously behind in delivering the mail to Americans stationed in the European theater. There was a two-year backlog of letters and packages addressed to some seven million soldiers and aid workers. The thankless job of sorting through a warehouse full of undelivered mail was assigned to the 855 African-American…

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Telling Women’s History: Three Questions and an Answer by Karen Abbott

Karen Abbott is the best-selling author of SIN IN THE SECOND CITY, AMERICAN ROSE, and, most recently, LIAR TEMPTRESS SOLDIER SPY, named one of the best books of 2014 by Library Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and Amazon, and optioned by Sony for a miniseries. Her works to date have looked at women who function at the…

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