American Experience

Day 7: Sarah Cheshire

Clip: Season 23 Episode 11 | 2m 49s

Student Freedom Rider Sarah Cheshire interviews original riders Jim Zwerg and Joan Mulholland about the importance of music in the movement.

Aired: 05/22/11

Rating: NR

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The Chinese Six Companies


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.