Season 26 Episode 6 | 1h 52m 17s
The story of 10 memorable weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, when more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi - then one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
Aired: 06/24/14 | Expires: 07/26/23 |
Extras From This Episode
Anita Walton Moore - "The Librarian"
Clip: S26 Ep6 | 6m 19s
Bad Things Were Going to Happen
Clip: S26 Ep6 | 1m 47s
Barney Frank - "The Politician"
Clip: S26 Ep6 | 5m 6s
S26 Ep6 | 1h 52m 17s
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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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