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

We’ve made the insightful BBC documentary The Black American Fight for Freedom available to watch for free here on the BBC Select website throughout July.


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 BBC documentary looks at the key legislative moments around education, housing, criminal justice and democracy that sit behind this racial inequality.


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DirectorDes Daniels
ProducerDes Daniels
Executive ProducerSarah Waldron

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