• A Historical Re-Enanctment the California Supreme Court Case James vs Marinship

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    Name: A Historical Re-Enanctment the California Supreme Court Case James vs Marinship
    Date: September 16, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PDT
    Event Description:

    In 1944, Joseph James filed a lawsuit against the Marinship Corp. and the union for its "closed-shop" practices, and eventually the California Supreme Court ruled in favor of James.

    "This was a major victory in the civil rights movement that upheld the
    federal prohibition on racial discrimination outlined in President Roosevelt's
    Executive Order 8802," wrote the authors of a historical evaluation of 25 Liberty Ship Way commissioned by the VA.

    "It became the precedent for many future civil rights cases involving racial discrimination against African-Americans." James went on to become president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.


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