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Latino Ballplayers Join the Major Leagues

Clip: Season 20 | 1m 33s | Video has closed captioning.

Roberto Clemente was more than just a baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates; he was a role model for Latinos in the United States.

Aired: 04/21/08

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.