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Historical Backdrop for 'Gangs of New York'

Allison Keyes talks to Howard Dodson, chief of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, about the 19th-century draft riots in Manhattan, which are the backdrop of Martin Scorsese's new film, Gangs of New York.

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