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    Video thumbnail: American Experience An Extraordinary Law

    American Experience

    An Extraordinary Law

    In 1882, President Chester A. Arthur signed into law the Chinese Exclusion Act.

    An Extraordinary Law

    Video thumbnail: American Experience United States v. Wong Kim Ark

    American Experience

    United States v. Wong Kim Ark

    In 1898, the Supreme Court ruled that Wong Kim Ark had acquired U.S. citizenship at birth.

    United States v. Wong Kim Ark

    Video thumbnail: American Experience The Chinese Exclusion Act: Promo

    American Experience

    The Chinese Exclusion Act: Promo

    On May 6, 1882, President Chester A. Arthur signed into law The Chinese Exclusion Act.

    The Chinese Exclusion Act: Promo

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Parchman Prison

    American Experience

    Parchman Prison

    In 1961, the Freedom Riders were arrested and sent to Mississippi’s Parchman Prison.

    Parchman Prison

    Video thumbnail: American Experience The "Scopes Monkey Trial"

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    The "Scopes Monkey Trial"

    In 1925, the “Scopes Monkey Trial” pit traditional Christian beliefs against evolution.

    The "Scopes Monkey Trial"

    Video thumbnail: American Experience The U.S. In Hitler's Olympics

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    The U.S. In Hitler's Olympics

    Max Schmeling convinced the U.S. Olympic Committee to attend the 1936 Olympic games.

    The U.S. In Hitler's Olympics

    Video thumbnail: American Experience PBS Previews: The Chinese Exclusion Act

    American Experience

    PBS Previews: The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Get an inside look at the making of The Chinese Exclusion Act, premiering May 29 at 8/7c.

    PBS Previews: The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Video thumbnail: American Experience The Island Murder: Trailer

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    The Island Murder: Trailer

    A young Navy wife made a drastic rape allegation against five nonwhite Hawaiians in 1931.

    The Island Murder: Trailer

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Lowering the Hawaiian Flag

    American Experience

    Lowering the Hawaiian Flag

    The Hawaiian people had done everything in their power not to be annexed by the U.S.

    Lowering the Hawaiian Flag

    Video thumbnail: American Experience First White Settlers in Hawai’i

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    First White Settlers in Hawai’i

    The first white Americans to settle in the Islands arrived in the 1820s.

    First White Settlers in Hawai’i

    Video thumbnail: American Experience A Ride Through Memphis

    American Experience

    A Ride Through Memphis

    Fifty years after Dr. King's assassination, two long-time Memphis residents talk about the

    A Ride Through Memphis

    Video thumbnail: American Experience King and Ray

    American Experience

    King and Ray

    The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King forever bound the two men in history.

    King and Ray

    Video thumbnail: American Experience This is my brother

    American Experience

    This is my brother

    Who is this? Our team turned to Facebook, then headed to Memphis to find out.

    This is my brother

    Video thumbnail: American Experience The Palmer Raids

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    The Palmer Raids

    Many feared the 1919 raids went too far — violating the civil liberties of people.

    The Palmer Raids

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Becoming J. Edgar Hoover

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    Becoming J. Edgar Hoover

    The law school grad was asked to run the “Radical Division” at the Justice Department.

    Becoming J. Edgar Hoover

    Video thumbnail: American Experience An Attorney General Targeted

    American Experience

    An Attorney General Targeted

    In 1919, A. Mitchell Palmer created the “Radical Division” within the Justice Department.

    An Attorney General Targeted

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Mary Elizabeth Lease: The Advocate

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    Mary Elizabeth Lease: The Advocate

    Women couldn’t run for elected office in Kansas, but Mary Elizabeth Lease was a force.

    Mary Elizabeth Lease: The Advocate

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Golden Rule Jones

    American Experience

    Golden Rule Jones

    The Gilded Age entrepreneur offered a workplace that was guided by the golden rule.

    Golden Rule Jones

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Henry George: From Poverty to Politics

    American Experience

    Henry George: From Poverty to Politics

    Henry George’s message about the haves and the have nots helped ignite a movement.

    Henry George: From Poverty to Politics