American Experience

Chapter 1 | Freedom Riders

Clip: Season 23 Episode 11 | 10m 12s | Video has closed captioning.

Freedom Riders is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever.

Aired: 08/28/20

Rating: NR

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The Chinese Six Companies

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The Chinese Six Companies

On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.

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