Fact-based story about 300 predominantly black sailors who were killed on July 17, 1944 while loading munitions on a ship in San Francisco. Three weeks later, 50 survivors were court-martialed for refusing to load another shipment. The men cited the Navy's lack of care for their safety. Written by
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On 26 July 1948, four years after the explosion at Port Chicago, President Truman ordered the end of segregation in all armed forces. See more
Referenced in NCIS: Hiatus