You’ve heard of Rosie the Riveter, but do you know about Washington’s Government Girls? Almost a quarter of a million adventurous young women swarmed the nation’s capital to help America fight World War II. Dr. Cindy Gueli discusses the captivating, surprising, and often moving first-person stories she collected for Lipstick Brigade, her book of how these incredible women triumphed over the challenges of war and the chaotic, frustrating, and often deadly capital boomtown.
Dr. Cindy Gueli is a historian and author of Lipstick Brigade: The Untold True Story of Washington’s World War II Government Girls. Professor Gueli has taught and lectured widely on American social, cultural, and pop culture history. She is also a media professional who worked as a consultant on Showtime’s The Untold History of The United States, a reporter and producer for Associated Press Television News, VH1, and A&E, and creator and host of the web series “Scandalous Washington.” She received a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Communications and master’s and doctorate degrees in History from American University.
This program is free and open to the public. It is part of a monthly series of public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society. For more information, please go to the Arlington Historical Society website at www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org