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ABC 7 By Eric Thomas Wednesday, July 17, 2019
CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) -- Seventy-five years ago, the entire Bay Area shook from the force of a gigantic explosion. Ground zero was the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Concord. The blast killed 320 service members, most of them black. On Wednesday, a ceremony at the blast site remembered the tragedy and honored the victims.
Throughout World War II, as men across the United States were fighting overseas, millions of women were assisting in the war effort through working in factories, shipyards and other places doing jobs traditionally seen as men’s work.
These women became known as Rosie the Riveters, and their efforts marked a shift in women’s roles in the workforce. Several living Rosies who worked in Henry J. Kaiser’s shipyards in Richmond during the war often get together for various events, and four of them were at Travis Air Force Base Tuesday to tell their stories.
ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED BY JP CUTLER MEDIA | PUBLISHED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019
Betty Reid Soskin's Little Village Foundation release, A Lifetime of Being Betty, is a fascinating work that taps into one African-American woman's American experience, and in the process tells an important story that's intimate, expansive and inspiring. The album was produced by Rosebud Agency founder and Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Mike Kappus, whose production credits include projects that have earned four GRAMMY Awards (13 nominations overall) and included collaborations with John Lee Hooker, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Ry Cooder, Ben Harper, and many more.
By John RamosJune 6, 2019 KPIX-5 CBS SF Bay Area
RICHMOND (KPIX 5) — When the D-Day invasion began on June 6, 1944, people in the Bay Area were already busy supporting the war effort by building ships and manufacturing munitions. But it turns out the massive invasion was a surprise to more than just the enemy.
As the largest amphibious invasion in human history commenced, most people in the Bay Area had no idea it was even happening.
By Liz Kreutz Thursday, June 6, 2019 ABC 7
A group of some of the last surviving "Rosie the Riveters" traveled to Normandy this week for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
Interview on MSNBC June 5, 2019
“Rosie The Riveters” - the name given to all the women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II while their loved ones were fighting on the frontlines, and sometimes losing their lives in combat. Three real-life “Rosie the Riveters” Marian Wynn, Marian Sousa, and Mae Krier join Andrea Mitchell to talk about the 75th anniversary of D-day.
To watch the interview, click here.