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The War at Home

Clip: Season 33 Episode 3 | 7m 53s

Booker T. Spicely was a Black soldier shot by a bus driver in 1944 for resisting his order to move to the back of the bus in Durham, N.C.

Aired: 04/14/21

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.