Arkansas lawmaker’s body to lie in state

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LIT­TLE ROCK — The body of lawmaker and civil rights at­tor­ney John Walker will lie in state at Arkansas’ capi­tol as part of his fu­neral ar­range­ments this week.

Sec­re­tary of State John Thurston an­nounced that Walker’s body will lie in state at the Capi­tol on Thurs­day from 11 a.m. un­til 2 p.m. on the sec­ond­floor ro­tunda. Walker,

82, died at his Lit­tle Rock home on Mon­day.

Fu­neral for Walker is sched­uled for St. Mark Bap­tist Church in Lit­tle Rock, Arkansas, at 11 a.m. Fri­day.

Walker served in the state House since 2011 and was in­volved in some of the state’s high­est-pro­file dis­crim­i­na­tion and civil rights cases. He rep­re­sented black stu­dents in a lon­grun­ning de­seg­re­ga­tion case in­volv­ing Lit­tle Rock-area schools.

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