The Port Chicago 50 disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights
|Format:||Book on CD 2014|
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On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution. This is a fascinating story of the prejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a nuanced look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights.
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-- African Americans
-- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American.
Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, Calif., 1944.
Port Chicago Mutiny Trial, San Francisco, Calif., 1944.
African American sailors -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
|Publisher|| [New York] :Listening Library,2014
Read by Dominic Hoffman.
Title from web page.
3 audio discs (4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.