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Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will

February 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will

A DOCUMENTARY shown by Mr. Lawrence Walker

This documentary focuses on black women enlisting in the WAAC (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps) which soon converted to the WAC (Women’s Army Corps), the Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), and the Coast Guard SPARS.

Charity Adams Earley, commander of 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion in World War II, summarized the history of women in the military when she wrote in 1989: “The future of women in the military seems assured…. What may be lost in time is the story of how it happened. The barriers of sex and race were, and sometimes still are, very difficult to overcome, the second even more than the first. During World War II women in the service were often subject to ridicule and disrespect even as they performed satisfactorily…. Each year the number of people who shared the stress of these accomplishments lessens. In another generation young black women who join the military will have scant record of their predecessors who fought on the two fronts of discrimination segregation and reluctant acceptance by males.”

The documentary focuses on black women enlisting in the WAAC (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps) which soon converted to the WAC (Women’s Army Corps), the Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), and the Coast Guard SPARS.

Mr. Walker’s recently published book of the same title is available at Amazon.com.

DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY SOMERSET RESIDENT, LAWRENCE E. WALKER, WHO WILL BE PRESENT AND FACILITATE A DISCUSSION FOLLOWING THE 1-HR. VIEWING.

DATE: Saturday, February 2, 2019

PLACE: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
142 Sand Hill Rd., Monmouth Junction
(732) 297-4607
TIME: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
COST: Free. Donations welcomed.

Seating is limited so please register in advance: office@stbarnabas-sbnj.org

Light Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ministry of Racial Diversity (MRD)

Details

Date:
February 2
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

St. Barnabas, Monmouth Junction
Phone:
732-297-4607
Email:
office@stbarnabas-sbnj.org
Website:
www.stbarnabs-sbnj.org

Venue

St. Barnabas, Monmouth Junction
142 Sand Hills Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 United States
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Phone:
732-297-4607
Website:
http://www.stbarnabas-sbnj.org