Rosie the Riveter Trust to host virtual presentation on Executive Order 8802

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By Kathy Chouteau

Rosie the Riveter Trust will host “Executive Order 8802 in Context,” a special Zoom presentation Fri., Feb. 24 from 6-7 p.m. about President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 Executive Order prohibiting discrimination in the defense industry on the basis of “race, creed, color, or national origin.”

Malik Ali, an award-winning educator, will give the presentation and discuss “the lessons learned from considering EO 8802 in context” as well as its revelations about “the exercise of executive power, presidential decision making and the birth of the civil rights movement,” per the Trust.

A Q&A session will occur following the presentation.

According to the Trust, Ali is the Tukman Distinguished Teacher of History at The Branson School in Ross, Calif. and also is recognized as a “teacher-scholar of the United States Constitution” by the James Madison Fellowship Foundation.

To register for the free presentation, click here.

Rosie the Riveter Trust is the official nonprofit partner of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. Learn more.