Friday, June 5, 2015
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin
Wow! Totally fascinating story - a piece of history that I had never heard of. This is a story of the black sailors in the, at that time segregated US Navy during WWII. Untrained men, loading ammunition into ships was an accident just waiting to happen. The outcome, lead to the desegregation of the US Navy, but at a great cost to the men involved. The story is well told and includes photographs. It is geared towards teens but is just as interesting to adults. I highly recommend this book.