MVC to Host “Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II” Documentary

March 2, 2022
Missouri Valley College

Missouri Valley College Murrell Library and Library Commons will host a viewing of “Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II,” a documentary featuring conversation among a diverse group of African American “Rosie the Riveters” who recount what life was really like during World War II. 

These patriotic pioneers share their wartime memories, fleeing lives as domestics and sharecroppers to empower themselves while working in war production and the U.S. government. They represent 600,000 women like themselves who overcame the Great Depression, Jim Crow, sexual degradation, and workplace discrimintaion to break gender and racial barriers.

The “Invisible Warriors” viewing will take place on Monday, March 28 inside the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre on the Missouri Valley campus. Check-in will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the viewing starting at 7 p.m.  Following the documentary viewing, there will be a virtual Q&A session with Professor Gregory S. Cooke, the documentary’s producer and director. Cooke has dedicated his career as an educator and historian to help relocate African Americans to the main pages of history. 

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Click here to reserve your seat. For more information, contact Margot Mirabal, library public relations, marketing and outreach specialist at

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