The Civil Rights Summit


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.

LBJ summit celebrates law’s 50th anniversary:

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.

The Civil Rights Summit celebrates President Lyndon B. Johnson‘s signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Screenshot from 2014-04-08 13:02:44AP 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

The event runs Tuesday through Thursday at the LBJ Presidential Library and the LBJ Auditorium on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

Obama will give the keynote address Thursday morning, with former President George W. Bush speaking that evening.

Former President Jimmy Carter will converse Tuesday evening with library director Mark K. Updegrove, and former President Bill Clinton is to speak Wednesday evening.

Panel discussions and other events will include civil rights leaders, current and former officeholders, academics, dignitaries and authors.

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