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

Steve Sheinkin

Some of the most fascinating history isn’t always taught in school, and it isn’t always pretty—this story is that kind of history. A mostly unknown chapter in the stuggle for civil rights, this is about black Navy sailors who, even while serving their country, had to fight for their right to be treated equal. And this was written by the author who wrote “Bomb,” so you know he makes history anything but boring.


“Why were 50 sailors, all African American, tried for mutiny by the US Navy during WWII when they refused to go back to work after an explosion killed 300?”—Elizabeth Partridge

Page Count 208
Part of a Series? No
Age Level 9 — up

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