Marin City’s Role in WWII History Takes the Spotlight in New Local Curriculum

Photo by Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library

Marin County schools are strengthening and diversifying curriculum by spotlighting Marin City’s role in World War II, specifically the Marinship shipyard’s impact on Allied victory as detailed in A Brand New Start…This Is Home: The Story of World War II Marinship and the Legacy of Marin City by Felecia Gaston, founder of the Marin City Historical and Preservation Society. Collaborating with directors of Dominican University of California and Marin County Free Library, they’re developing teaching resources including lesson plans to explore the local Black experience. Superintendent of Schools John Carroll says, “It is an honor to be part of messaging and moving the curriculum forward. Our priority is to decrease educational inequity in Marin.”