The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Steve Sheinkin


An fantastic civil rights tale from Newbery Honor winner and nationwide booklet Award finalist Steve Sheinkin.
On July 17, 1944, a huge explosion rocked the segregated army base at Port Chicago, California, killing greater than three hundred sailors who have been on the docks, significantly injuring off-duty males of their bunks, and shattering home windows as much as a mile away. On August ninth, 244 males refused to return to paintings until eventually hazardous and unfair stipulations on the docks have been addressed. while the airborne dirt and dust settled, fifty have been charged with mutiny, dealing with a long time in detention center or even execution.
This is an engaging tale of the bias that confronted black women and men in America's military in the course of international struggle II, and a nuanced examine those that gave their lives in provider of a rustic the place they lacked the main uncomplicated rights.

This thoroughly-researched and documented booklet may be labored into a number of facets of the typical center curriculum.

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