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Port Chicago Mutiny: Clinton Pardons last survivor Freddie Meeks, 80

August 21, 20120 Comments

Fifty-five years after his conviction for mutiny during World War II for refusing to load munitions after an explosion that killed 320 people in Port Chicago, 79-year-old Freddie Meeks was pardoned Thursday by President Clinton. Meeks, who lives in Los Angeles, is believed to be one of just two surviving members of the all-black, 50-man crew of sailors who were […]

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Military Officers bet on lives of Blacks unloading nuclear munitions: Port Chicago Mutiny

August 21, 20120 Comments

An overwhelming explosion of thousands of tons of naval munitions blew up an American city killing hundreds in July 1944. With the help of many of the Contra Costa historical societies, local students put together a documentary of this tragic event. The video also touches on the racism that influenced this disaster. Port Chicago Mutiny […]

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