Civil Rights Summit, Presidents Leave Mark on Campus
The University of Texas at Austin was at the center of a national conversation on civil rights during the LBJ Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit April 8-10, 2014. The summit brought four U.S. presidents and a program full of civil rights leaders, scholars and activists to campus to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act. UT Law students and faculty participated in discussions on the civil rights issues that persist in America and the world today and seized opportunities to attend summit sessions, keynotes, watch parties and to share their expertise with the media.
All the sessions and keynotes are archived on the LBJ Library YouTube channel.
- PBS NewsHour: “How the Civil Rights Action pioneered anti-discrimination laws in America“
- PBS NewsHour: “Gwen’s Take: The arc of history and the Civil Rights Act“
- Huffington Post: “Congress Should End Immigrant Detention Quotas” (This op-ed also ran in the Austin American-Statesman)
- Huffington Post: “The Fight Over Gay Marriage Isn’t Just About Marriage” (This op-ed also ran in the Austin American-Statesman)
- Texas Lawyer: “UT Law hosts Civil Rights Summit“
- Texas Lawyer: “Learning from LBJ: UT Law Students Watch President Obama, Reflect on Civil Rights Legacy“
- The Daily Texan: “Bill Clinton focuses on voting rights in Civil Rights Summit speech“