Thu, Feb 13|
UTC University Center
"The Six Triple Eight" Chattanooga Premiere
Attend the free, Chattanooga premiere of "The Six Triple Eight," the award-winning documentary that tells the story of the only all-African American, all-woman unit to serve overseas during World War II.
Time & Location
Feb 13, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
UTC University Center, 615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA
About the Event
The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion trained in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia before shipping out in February, 1945, to serve in Birmingham, England and Paris, France. Their task? Clear 17 million pieces of backlogged mail to American G.I.'s serving in Europe during World War II. "The Six Triple Eight," an award-winning documentary from Lincoln Penny Films, tells the story of 855 extraordinary women who fought racism, sexism, both at home and abroad, before completing their mission.
The screening is free and open to the public. A Q&A with the film's producer, James Theres, will take place immediately following the film.
Sponsored by the 6th Cavalry Museum, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Groove 93 and Power 94 FM.