The Treasure Island Museum announced they are working with the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial and Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA) to create a memorial to commemorate the site of the Port Chicago mutiny trial.
According to the Treasure Island Museum Facebook Page the memorial will "honor the fifty Black sailors that were charged with mutiny after refusing to load munitions in unsafe conditions after the Port Chicago explosion."
Visitors to the memorial will be able to learn about the history of Port Chicago and the subsequent desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces.
During a July 13, 2022 Zoom meeting presenting the plans to the Board of Directors of TIDA, Alma Du Solier, Studio Director and Landscape Architect for Hood Design Studio, previewed plans for Yerba Buena Island's Hilltop Park. Plans include a redesigned walkway, scenic views, and educational panels outlining the history of Port Chicago including background, disaster, Navy's response, work stoppage, mutiny trial, and resonance.
Walt Bilofsky, Vice President of Treasure Island Museum, discussed the potential for placing a historical display at the site of the building where the Port Chicago mutiny trial was held. Preliminary ideas include an educational panel, American flag, and a boulder with a plaque listing the names of the fifty sailors.
We are not currently aware of any scheduled dates for start of construction for the Hilltop Park project, but we will update this article as we learn more. See project design photos below. ⋆