Film Screening of 'The Port Chicago Mutiny: The Real Story'
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
5:30 PM panel with MCLE credit
6:30 PM film screening
The Port Chicago Mutiny: The Real Story is a documentary by Ron Frank, narrated by Louis Gossett Jr.
One hour of CLE credit will be available. The Equal Justice Society is an approved California MCLE provider by the State Bar of California.
In July 1944, the largest mainland explosion of World War II jolted the Bay Area, instantly killing 320 sailors, the majority of whom were young African Americans. The subsequent refusal of fifty of the remaining sailors to resume loading munitions until their safety could be assured resulted in the most significant mutiny trial in our history. Their cause, supported by Eleanor Roosevelt and Thurgood Marshall, ultimately led to the desegregation of the Navy and later the entire military. A ceremony commemorating the explosion is held annually by the National Park Service.
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