World War II Homefront Era: 1940s: The Port Chicago Incident
Anti-Navy graffiti on fence outside Port Chicago home in 1967. 1967. Photographer unknown. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of Oakland Tribune.
As seen in this photograph, community members still felt distrust for the Navy in the late 1960s, 23 years after the Port Chicago explosion. The sign demonstrates strong feelings that the Navy was indifferent to the safety of its workers.