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From Women’s Suffrage to the ERA

Clip: Season 32 Episode 9 | 7m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

Virginia recently became the latest state to ratify a constitutional amendment that the country has been fighting about for nearly 100 years since it was first proposed by Alice Paul and other women's suffragists. Has the United States reached a tipping point in the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment?

Aired: 07/06/20

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.