WEBINAR, Friday, May 15, 2020 1pm Eastern: “The Hello Girls” - America's First Women Soldiers
This webinar explores the incredible story of The Hello Girls - America's first women soldiers who helped us win WWI, and whose battle for recognition and their veterans rights continued for 60 years after the fighting stopped on the western front. It is a powerful story of heroism and empowerment set against the backdrops of WWI and the Women's Suffrage movement.
Our special guests are Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs, historian and author of the the Harvard University Press book called "The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers" and the creative team of Cara Reichel and Peter Mills who produced the highly acclaimed off-broadway musical "The Hello Girls".
As our BONUS FEATURE we screen the 6 minute Documentary short "Women in WWI" from our "How WWI Changed America": Teaching and Learning Resource series underwritten by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.