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Survivor : the Shipwreck that changed a life.

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  • Contributor: Battery Radio; Brookes, Chris

    The remarkable story of Lanier Phillips and the shipwreck that changed his life. On February 18, 1942 the US Navy destroyer Truxton was shipwrecked off Newfoundland. 110 men died; of the 46 who survived one was black. The rescuers, never having seen a black man before, tried to scrub his skin clean and white. This is a story about growing up with fear in Klan-dominated Georgia, enlisting in a segregated navy, facing death in the icy North Atlantic, and a rescue which galvanised a man to fight racial discrimination.

    Original Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Battery Radio
    Language(s): English
    Collection(s)/Series: Battery Radio