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The Fresh Troops: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

Clip: Season 23 Episode 11 | 4m 15s

Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. trained future Freedom Riders in nonviolence through role-playing activities in Nashville, TN. Drawing upon this training, students worked to desegregate businesses in downtown Nashville.

Aired: 04/10/11

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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