The Port Chicago 50
The Port Chicago 50 Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights By Sheinkin, Steve Book - 2014

This well-written and highly informative book examines the African-American servicemen who worked at the Chicago Port and the fight for civil rights at the time. During WWII, the armed forces were still segregated, and this book illustrates how African-American soldiers were discriminated against. One of the most disturbing facts recounted in this book describes how African-American servicemen were not properly trained to carry to load explosive cargo, paving the way to a tragic accident. The events described in this book resulted in what is called the Port Chicago Mutiny.

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