“Isn’t It Time To Right The Wrong?” an article by Tom Seligson was published by PARADE Magazine on February 6, 2005. Click here read the full story.
In the summer of 1944, Port Chicago —a Navy base 30 miles northeast of San Francisco—was the scene of a devastating explosion. Hundreds of lives were lost in what’s considered the deadliest home-front disaster of the war. Most of the dead and injured were African-Americans, put in harm’s way by a segregated military little concerned for their safety. Worse, racism lay at the heart of the disaster and later of an event that has been called one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in our history.