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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.
About 1,600 people dressed as Rosie the Riveter attempted to break their own Guinness World Record during the 3rd annual Rosie Rally in Richmond , Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Last year Richmond set the record with 2,229 people dressed as Rosie the Riveter since World War II. Richmond still holds the Guinness World Record and they plan on trying to break it next year.