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Joseph James: Marin Civil Rights Hero

Joseph James
The Unsung Hero Of Marinship


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Joseph James spearheaded the World War II legal battle that resulted in a California Supreme Court decision outlawing racial discrimination by labor unions. Read more about Joseph James in this article:

"Marin City Marinship Program Celebrates Civil Rights Hero"

From The Marin Independent Journal, October 7, 2017




Joseph James: Flyer



Rodessa Battle, Gustava Wilson, Felecia Gaston, Executive Director, Performing Stars and Annie Small. Photo taken 2012.

Bea McMurray

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The first African American women mathematicians at NASA started working in 1943, during World War II. What about African American women and other women during World War II in Marin? We have our very own "hidden figures" here in Marin City. Learn more about these women and about the birth of Marin City below.

"Celebrating Marinship, honoring women warriors"

Tanker: Marinship Corporation

"Marinship Memories" DVD

Marinship at War: Shipbuilding and Social Change in Wartime Sausalito by Charles Wollenberg


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