Tyler Perry to Direct, Write And Produce Netflix Film ‘Six Triple Eight’

The feature film is about the 6888th Battalion, the only all-black, all-female Battalion in the World War II effort.

Based on an article by Kevin M. Hymel published in WWII History Magazine by Sovereign Media, the new film Six Triple Eight will tell the inspiring true story of the incredible and brave women of the only all-black, all-female World War 2 Battalion.

According to a description from Netflix, Tyler Perry will write, direct, and produce the film about the 855 women who joined the war effort with little knowledge of what exactly they would be doing. However, they were quickly given the mission of a lifetime: sort through and fix the three-year backlog of undelivered mail.

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An arduous task that most thought impossible, the women not only succeeded but did it in half the time they were given. Facing discrimination, unfamiliar land, and a war-torn country, they persevered and sorted over 17 million pieces of mail, reconnecting American soldiers with their families and loved ones back home. The motto that kept them going each day was one they created: “No Mail, Low Morale.”

The women of the 6888 weren't just delivering mail; they were delivering hope.

The story of the 6888th Battalion has largely been kept out of the national history books until quite recently. On March 14th, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the bill for those women to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress' highest honor.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Wisc), who sponsored the bill, said at the time that she was "beaming knowing that the Six Triple Eight Congressional Gold Medal Act is now signed into law."

She added, "This legislation is for my constituent, Ms. Anne Mae Wilson Robertson, and every unsung hero of the Six Triple Eight. In signing this legislation into law, our nation, in perpetuity, honors these trailblazing sheroes and helps ensure their service is always remembered. Now, work can begin on designing the coin and planning the formal congressional ceremony to present the Gold Medal to these women and/or their families.”

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