Reel History: "Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II"
5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Filmmaker Presentation and Screening
Join filmmaker Gregory Cooke as he discusses his documentary Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II as a part of The National WWII Museum’s Reel History Film Series in commemoration of Black History Month.
Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II is a critically acclaimed documentary that explores the wartime experiences of 600,000 Black “Rosie the Riveters”—pioneers who courageously battled racism and sexism to help win the war and 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).
Gregory Cooke is the creator of Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II, and executive producer for the documentary Choc’late Soldiers from the USA, the story of 140,000 African American men and women who formed unexpected bonds with British civilians during World War II. Choc’late Soldiers received the first ever Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award for film in 2014 and won film awards at Indiefest and Bakersfield in 2013. Cooke is also featured in My Father’s War: How Pearl Harbor Transformed America and WWII Battles in Color: The Bulge—powerful documentaries about African Americans in World War II. Gregory earned his BA in English from American International College and MA in journalism from The Ohio State University.
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