American Experience

Zoot Suit Riots (español)

Special | 51m 32s | WETA Passport

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En agosto de 1942 el asesinato de un joven mexicoamericano desató una tormenta en la ciudad de Los Ángeles. En un abrir y cerrar de ojos, las tensiones étnicas y raciales que se habían ido acumulando a lo largo de los años se desbordaron.

Aired: 03/29/22 | Expires: 03/28/25 | Rating: NR

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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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