By Rachel from Rachel's Ruminations www.rachelsruminations.com
When I heard about a museum dedicated to Rosie the Riveter, I had to see it.
Who was Rosie the Riveter?
The name “Rosie the Riveter,” according to Wikipedia, was first used in a 1942 hit song, praising an assembly line worker helping in the war effort. The popular image of Rosie the Riveter stems from a World War II propaganda ad, used to recruit women to work in factories to support the war effort. The model was Rose Will Monroe, who worked as a riveter at a factory in Michigan.
By Marsha Mather-Thrift
Posted to Marin Independent Journal:
Who could “bring home the bacon and fry it up too?” Rosie the Riveter — that’s who!
Although many people know the wartime “Rosie” image, as well as the fact that women took on demanding non-traditional jobs, the multi-faceted role that women played during World War II is often forgotten.
Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity
March 15, 2018
Rosie the Riveter Trust
CONTACT: Marsha Mather-Thrift, Executive Director, 415-497-4236
FEBRUARY 16, 2018
Betty Reid Soskin’s lectures at Richmond’s Rosie the Riveter Museum have garnered her national attention, including a visit with President Obama in 2015. Soskin’s talks reflect on the oft-overlooked African-American wartime experience and how opportunities for black women have changed throughout her lifetime. Now the 96-year-old has written a memoir, “Sign My Name to Freedom,” documenting her history as a political activist, musician and entrepreneur. A longtime resident of the East Bay, Soskin illustrates how the Bay Area laid the groundwork for the national civil rights movement.
RICHMOND — During World War II, Sue Gaiser Graham worked on Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers, aircraft that helped the Allies win the war. Soon, her work coveralls will go on display at Richmond’s Rosie the Riveter Park, donated by her son and daughter-in-law.
On Saturday, January 27th at 10:30am, Karen Korematsu, Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, will commemorate her father’s life as a civil rights activist. Join us to view the two-time Emmy Award winning short documentary, Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story and revisit the injustices faced by Japanese Americans during World War II. The event will honor the legacy of Fred Korematsu, and discuss the importance of American civil liberties and our constitutional rights.
Our unique Every Kid in a Park curriculum illuminates the history of working people by encouraging kids from all backgrounds to be proud of American contributions, and to understand the importance of working together to overcome great odds. In 2018 we will bring more than 2,000 local fourth-graders to the Visitor Education Center through a fund we are building to provide bus transportation for children from under-served classrooms. On their visit kids will also enjoy outdoor activity on a healthy one-mile hike down the Bay Trail to visit the Rosie the Riveter Memorial. Every child who participates takes home a one-year pass to enjoy all national parks with their families for free!