SAN BERNARDINO, CA- During the weekend of December 2, and 3, 2017, the Social Lites, Inc., Beautillion Knights enjoyed seeing “Port Chicago 50” play at Rialto High School in Rialto, California. Participants learned or relearned in 1944, segregation in the United Sates was prevalent and World War II was in full swing. The event takes place in San Francisco, CA.
African American soldiers were being pushed by their commanders to load ammunition and other explosives onto two large ships.” Not one of these men were properly trained to handle dangerous cargo.
“Explosion after explosion! So, fierce, it shook the ground with the force of an earthquake. Knocking out windows and shaking buildings as far east as Boulder City, Nevada. That night Port Chicago was changed forever, as 320 seamen lost their lives. Not one officer in the higher rank was willing to take responsibility for this tragedy.”
Community leader, Mrs. Marlene Davis, Executive Director of the Bethune Center for the National Council for Negro Women educated Knights and their court on resume writing and interviewing techniques for future employment opportunities.
Weekly meetings are held on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino. The 51st Beautillion program will commence on March 24, 2018 at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.
For more information, please telephone chairperson, Mrs. Donna Little-James at 909-528-9793 or co-chairperson, Mrs. Bridgette Shaw at 909-648-6165 or publicity chairperson, Mrs. Twillea Evans-Carthen at firstname.lastname@example.org.