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The Women of the 6888th Central Postal Battalion

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Date(s) - 07/19/2019
6:30 pm

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Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, will present a free History Happy Hour, “The Women of the 6888th Central Postal Battalion,” at 6:30 p.m. In February 1945, a massive backlog of letters and packages for U.S. troops, government and civilian personnel serving in Europe was held in airplane hangars and warehouses in England and France. The 6888th Battalion, a unit of African-American women, braved dark, freezing and rat-infested warehouses, working around the clock to create a tracking system and get the mail to recipients. Program will begin with film clips from “The Six Triple Eight,” directed by James Theres, and continue with a panel discussion with the director, producers Lizz Helm-Frazier and Edna Cummings, and Stanley Earley, the son of battalion commander Maj. Charity Adams. For more, go to www.sandyspringmuseum.org or call 301-774-0022.

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