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How did America change after the Civil Rights Act? Watch below

America. The land of the free? Or a racist system built on inequality? Watch The Black American Fight for Freedom on BBC Select – a new streaming service on Amazon Prime Video Channels and the Apple TV app.

In America in 2021, if you’re black you’re five times more likely to go to prison than if you’re white. The average white family has eight times the wealth of the average black family. Fifty years on from the Civil Rights Act, this documentary looks at the key legislative moments around education, housing, criminal justice and democracy that sit behind this racial inequality.

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