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

Steve Sheinkin

An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and 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. 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.

An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and 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. 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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An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and 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. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dominic Hoffman

Length:

3h 49m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:35