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August 10, 2019 KPIX CBS SF Bay Area

RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Former World War II shipyard worker Mary Torres, 96, jumped to her feet and waved as hundreds of people cheered at the Rosie Rally Home Front Festival in Richmond Saturday.

This is the fifth year for the festival, which commemorates the iconic, if fictional, World War II female worker known as “Rosie the Riveter.” The worker appeared on WWII posters representing women working industrial jobs to support the war effort.

August 6, 2019 By Kathy Chouteau, the Richmond Standard

Time to bust out your polka-dots! The Rosie the Riveter Trust has announced that this year’s Rosie Rally Home Front Festival—commonly known as the “Rosie Rally”—will be held Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond.

Fox 2 KTVU By BCN Posted Jul 23 2019 Video Posted Mar 22 2016 

RICHMOND, Calif. (KTVU) - The Richmond City Council on Tuesday plans to honor the centennial birthday of "Rosie the Riveter" Ms. Eddie Mae Crummie, who turns 100 Friday.

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.


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.

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