Join us for an online viewing of the documentary “The Six Triple Eight: No Mail, Low Morale” followed by a discussion with the film’s producers. MWM President Phyllis Wilson sits down with producers Edna W. Cummings and Elizabeth Helm-Frazier to discuss the making of the film and the women who served in the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion.
About the film: In February 1945, the U.S. Army sent 855 black women from the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the SixTripleEight, was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII. Confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops, they served with honor and distinction completing their mission in six months. 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 last of the women returned home in March 1946. They were never fully recognized…until now.