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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier Honors the Port Chicago 50 in Concord

August 18, 2015
Press Release

Concord, CA – Congressman DeSaulnier will host a special viewing of floor statements by Members of Congress and a discussion to honor the lives of the victims of the Port Chicago tragedy at the Concord City Council Chambers on Wednesday. The event will feature representatives from the National Park Service and Friends of Port Chicago.  

Last month Congressman DeSaulnier honored the 71st anniversary of the tragic events at Port Chicago by leading floor statements with Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on the floor of the House of Representatives. Together they shared the stories of the men at Port Chicago, many of whom lost their lives, and the misguided response against fifty African American sailors following the aftermath of the explosion.

  • What: Special Viewing of House Floor Tribute in Honor of Port Chicago 50
  • When: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Where: Concord City Council Chambers 
                 1950 Parkside Drive
                 Concord, CA 94519

Full video statement by Congressman DeSaulnier and the CBC on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives can be found here.

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