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LaborFest: Mare Island Naval Shipyard Tour

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Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Shoreline Heritage Preserve Visitors Center | Mare Island, CA

Join retired ILWU member Jeff Bonneville and Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve manager Myrna Hayes in a narrated walking and driving tour of historic Mare Island. Visit Mare Island Naval Ammunition Depot in Vallejo where striking African American shipyard workers were ordered to return to loading munitions. Their refusal to return to work resulted in the Navy’s court-martial and imprisonment of 50 men. Due to advocacy by NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Navy became the first of America’s armed services to desegregate. For information call 707-249-9633 or e-mail myrnahay@pacbell.net Visit: www.mareislandpreserve.org

LaborFest, an annual month-long event in San Francisco and the Bay Area features over 70 lectures, workshops, tours and more events all centered around highlighting the struggles of the labor movement. Most events are free and open to the public | July 2-31, 2011
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Event Details

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, San Francisco, Walks & Tours
Venue: Shoreline Heritage Preserve Visitors Center
Address: Mare Island, CA

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