The Six Triple Eight: A Documentary Screening
The 6th Cavalry Museum presents a documentary film, The Six Triple Eight, by Lincoln Penny Films, on February 11. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the Six Triple Eight, was the only all-Black female battalion to serve in Europe during World War II. Confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and fellow troops, they served with honor and distinction, completing their mission in six months.
The history of this unit began with their training at Fort Oglethorpe. Their story continues at the 6th Cavalry Museum, where an exhibition on the Six Triple Eight will open in late February. Virtual exhibit opening is February 25 at 7 pm; the public opening at the 6th Cavalry Museum is February 26.
Watch Six Triple Eight on Comcast Channel 265, Charter Channel 198, Dalton Utilities Optilink Channels 129 and 133, Roku, or streaming live on UCTVlive.com.
For more information, contact the 6th Cavalry Museum.
This event is supported in part by a grant from Georgia Humanities.