On July 17, 1944, an explosion took place at Port Chicago Ammo Magazine in Northern California.
Three hundred and twenty sailors were instantly killed.
Four hundred others were wounded. Mostly African-American sailors.
The reverberations of that explosion culminated in the largest mutiny trial in U.S. Naval history
and an outcome so powerful that it changed the U.S. Navy, the U.S. military, and the country forever.
This was the Port Chicago Incident