Join the Air Mobility Command Museum at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, for a wide ranging discussion of the World War II phenomena of “Rosie the Riveter,” when women took on the industrial jobs held by men before the war.
Darlene Spitzer-Antezana holds a Ph.D. in history, and is a tenured full professor and chair of the Department of History, Political Science, Geography, and Anthropology at Prince George’s Community College, Largo, Maryland. She has taught African American, United States, European, and Latin American history.
“Rosie The Riveter” examines the women who answered the government’s call to take jobs in the wartime industry. It also highlights the public relations efforts of the government to encourage women to take jobs outside the home. First person accounts are included from women of all ethnicities who found industrial work during the war. Discussion of the aircraft industry’s campaign to woo women workers and steps they took to keep women workers is part of the program. The program examines several aspects of “Rosie” – economically, socially, and gender-related. There will time for questions and discussion at the end.
This is a free presentation as part of the AMC Museum’s educational outreach program. Donations are appreciated. Reservations are not required. For additional info visit the Museum website at amcmuseum.org or call (302) 677-5939.
Entrance to the museum is on Delaware Route 9, just off Exit 91 from Delaware Route 1. Normal museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.