February 2023 – Trial Reenactment in U.S. District Court


Together with the Federal Bar Association, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Historical Society, and the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, members of the Task Force presented a partial reenactment of the mutiny trial proceedings, as well as Thurgood Marshall’s comments on the verdict, in the ceremonial courtroom in San Francisco.

From left: Hon. Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr.; Thomas House, Executive Officer, MOTCO; USN, Retired; Dorian Peters; Yulie Padmore; Yolande Barial Knight; Randy Sue Pollock; Jonathan Lee; Jody Iorns, Executive Director, Contra Costa County Bar Association; Mark Conrad

In a separate presentation after the historical trial reenactment, Task Force members Jonathan Lee and Yulie Padmore discussed arguments supporting exoneration of the Port Chicago 50.