“Code Girls” Reunion and Women’s History Month Observation

When:
March 22, 2019 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
2019-03-22T12:00:00-04:00
2019-03-22T14:00:00-04:00
Where:
Library of Congress, LJ 119, Thomas Jefferson Building
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington
DC 20540
Cost:
Free

Join the Library of Congress Veterans History Project for the first-ever “Code Girls” reunion, which will include a processional of some of the remaining “Code Girls” and loved ones of deceased Code Girls, remarks by “New York Times” bestselling author Liza Mundy and a special presentation to these history-making women, credited with helping the United States win World War II.

In March 2018, Mundy visited the Library to discuss her book “Code Girls: The Untold Story of Women Codebreakers of World War II”. In researching for the book, Mundy utilized the Library’s Veterans History Project collections and featured women veterans from the collections in the book.    That event, coupled with the book’s increasing popularity, started a national conversation about these unsung women.  Loved ones of the “Code Girls” reached out to the author, formed an unofficial online community and overwhelmingly agreed that the time is now to draw attention to and preserve this important piece of American history.

The event is free, but tickets are required. To secure tickets, visit this event-ticketing sitehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/veterans-history-project-code-girls-reunion-registration-55390748219.

Share

Add Comment