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The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights
Varying Form of Title
Port Chicago fifty
2014 by Roaring Brook Press, New York :
200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
First hero -- The policy -- Port Chicago -- Work and liberty -- The lawyer -- Hot cargo -- The explosion -- The inquiry -- Column left -- Prison barge -- The fifty -- Treasure Island -- Prosecution -- Joe Small -- The verdict -- Hard labor -- Small goes to sea -- Epilogue: Civil rights heroes.
Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.
Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction finalist, 2015.
Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner, 2014. Please see this link for futher information: http://www.hbook.com/2014/05/news/boston-globe-horn-book-awards/2014-boston-globe-horn-book-awards-excellence-childrens-literature/#_