What Is The Role Of Segregation In Port Chicago

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During World War II, young African American sailors loaded ammunition in the Navy. These men went properly trained and later on this would come as a blessing and a curse. At this time segregation ruled the minds of million in the country and in the U.S. Army. One unfaithful evening, July 17, 1944, a horrific explosion shook the dock of Port Chicago, California. Obliterating more than 244 sailors and injuring hundreds more. The blast destroyed the base, ships, and damaged the small town of Port Chicago. It was so bad you could hear the blast miles away. Those who survived were ordered back to loading ammunition. After more than 300 refused to go back to work until biased and hazardous conditions were addressed and put to rest. Many of these
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