Pictured along with members, officers, and supporters of the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group are: first on the left-Lora Vogt(Curator of Education and Interpretation at the National WWI Museum and Memorial) and 3rd from the left-Larry Lester(President, GKCBHSG).
2nd Picture: Professor Gregory S. Cooke holding a photo of his mother, a Rosie the Riveter

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group in conjunction with the National World War I Museum and Memorial hosted a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, Invisible Warriors: African American Women in WW II, created and directed by Gregory S. Cooke. Invisible Warriors illuminates the experiences of 600,000 African American women – “Rosie the Riveters” – who worked in thousands of industrial and administrative jobs during the war. These courageous women, trailblazers in their own right, triumphed over racism and sexism while creating employment opportunities in industry and government for future generations of African American women. Professor Cooke joined via Zoom to present the film and answer questions afterward for the in-person and Zoom attendees. Cooke is a career educator, documentary filmmaker, and WW II historian. He is also the Founder and President of the Basil and Becky Educational Foundation dedicated to “relocating African Americans from the margins to the main pages of American and global history.”