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The Port Chicago 50

Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

The Port Chicago 50( 2 customer ratings | )
Author: Sheinkin, Steve
ISBN:978-1-59643-796-8
Publication Date:Jan 2014
Publisher:Roaring Brook Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $19.99
Book Description:

An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and multiple-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin.

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....
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