Season 23 Episode 11 | 1h 52m 28s
The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Aired: 02/06/12 | Expires: 07/19/23 |
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Chapter 1 | Freedom Riders
Clip: S23 Ep11 | 10m 12s
Before Rosa Parks, There Was Irene Morgan
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Buses Are A-Coming
Clip: S23 Ep11 | 2m 16s
S23 Ep11 | 1h 52m 28s
The Great Famine
S23 Ep8 | 52m 20s | WETA Passport
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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.Watch
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