On April 8-10, 2014, the LBJ Presidential Library will host a Civil Rights Summit to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Civil Rights Summit.
Four U.S. presidents, including Barack Obama, are scheduled to headline a summit this week that commemorates the signing of a law 50 years ago that brought broad changes in America’s social fabric.
AP CAPTION (07/02/1964) — WASHINGTON: President Johnson signs the civil rights bill tonight in the East Room of the White House. Standing, from left, are: Sen. Everett Dirksen, R-Ill.; Sen. Hubert Humphrey, D-Minn.; Rep. Charles Halleck, R-Ind.; Rep. William McCulloch, R-Ohio; and Rep. Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y. Photo: AP
Obama will give the keynote address Thursday morning, with former President George W. Bush speaking that evening.
Panel discussions and other events will include civil rights leaders, current and former officeholders, academics, dignitaries and authors.