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"Isn't It Time To Right The Wrong?"

Isn't It Time To Right The Wrong

By Tom Seligson
Parade Magazine
February 6, 2005

More than 60 years ago, a group of African-American sailors was dishonored by the U. S. Navy in one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in our history

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In a segregated Navy, only black sailors loaded ammunition at Port Chicago. When it blew up, 202 of them were killed.

WHERE IT HAPPENED -- Port Chicago - 30 miles northeast of San Francisco -- was the busiest ammunition depot on the West Coast in 1944.

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"This is not 50 men on trial for mutiny. This is the Navy on trial for its whole vicious policy toward Negroes." - Thurgood Marshall

Click on:

http://www.parade.com/weblinks/index.html

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

To support a stamp in memory of those who lost their lives at Port Chicago, contact your U. S. Representative and/or the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, Stamp Development, U. S. Postal Service, 1735 N. Lynn St., Room 5013, Arlington, VA 22209-6432. For more on an advocacy group that is working to clear the sailors' mutiny convictions, visit:

http://www.equaljusticesociety.org/portchicago

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Complete text published in the Sunday, February 6, 2005 edition of Parade Magazine.

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