Iris Clemmons, one of Kansas City’s last Black ‘Rosie the Riveters,’ has died at 98

Excerpt from the Kansas City Star:

“As World War II raged and military-age men were sent overseas, Iris Clemmons joined the tens of thousands of Kansas City women who labored in factories to supply U.S. and allied forces with fighting machines and equipment during the 1940s.

Clemmons, who helped win the war abroad while battling for civil rights at home, was one of the last local Black Rosie the Riveters. She died Jan. 11 of natural causes in the Lamar Court Assisted Living facility in Overland Park, Kansas. She was 98.”


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