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Effects of white supremacy linger in Arkansas

Exactly 50 years ago the Civil Rights Act was signed into law in the United States - outlawing discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex, or origin.

President Lyndon Johnson had faced an epic battle over the law, with opposition from some politicians, who wanted to maintain segregation in the southern states of America.

Half a century on, what progress has been made with civil rights in the United States?

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool has been to Arkansas - where the effects of white supremacy are still being felt.

  • 02 Jul 2014
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