"Greening a City ... And Pushing Other Colors Out"

"The Hunters Point Naval Shipyard covers 500 acres on San Francisco's southeastern flank, jutting out into the bay.... Acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1940, it was once one of the West Coast's largest shipyards, at its World War II peak employing up to 17,000 people, many of them African Americans who settled nearby. The Navy ended its work at the Shipyard in 1974, devastating the local economy, and it was eventually listed for cleanup as a Superfund-equivalent site."

Rachel Waldholz reports for High Country News May 30, 2011 (subscription required for full article).

Source: High Country News, 06/02/2011