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Black Women's WWII Contributions Celebrated at Broward County Library
- Cultural Conversations program includes film and discussion -

BROWARD COUNTY, FLBroward County Library presents “Beyond Rosie the Riveter: Black Women's Participation in WWII," with a discussion and screening of the documentary SixTripleEight from 6:30 to 9PM on Thursday, December 5th at the African American Research Library & Cultural Center (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282.

In what will be an exceptional evening, the director/producer of the award-winning film, James “Jim” Theres, will be present. Joining Theres will be a former member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the SixTripleEight. This squad was the only all-Black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII.

Confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops, the African American women of the SixTripleEight served with honor and distinction. By war’s end, the SixTripleEight had cleared over 17 million pieces of backlogged mail, ensuring the troops stayed in touch with their loved ones back home.

The Cultural Conversations at the Center series takes place on the first Thursday of every month and features intellectually stimulating programs with thought and industry leaders, scholars, educators, filmmakers, artists and others whose work celebrates and illuminates aspects of Black history and culture.

AARLCC is committed to creating programs and experiences that will broaden minds and impact lives for the better. With the library as a cultural center and hub within the Black community in Ft. Lauderdale, the series provides a platform to discuss Black history and culture locally and nationally.  

Sponsorship for the series is provided by the Friends of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center  and the Westside Gazette. For additional information on the upcoming series, contact Makiba Foster at or 954-357-6176.

Cultural Conversations at the Center is a free program; registration via Eventbrite is requested

About Broward County Libraries Division 
Broward County Libraries Divisionnamed 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 7.5 million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website,, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter

 DATE: October 17, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
PHONE: 954-357-7402