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Civil Rights Film Screening Hosted by Emmy Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Paul Stekler

Event Details

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:00pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall
2315 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78712

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a Civil Rights Film Screening on April 7. Hosted by Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, UT Radio-Television-Film department head and LBJ School professor Paul Stekler, this screening of documentaries and speeches chronicles the civil rights era and the pivotal role played by President Lyndon Johnson in the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Civil Rights Film ScreeningThe Film Screening will take place in the Bass Lecture Hall in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, beginning at 12:15 PM and ending at 2 PM and will be followed by a brief question and answer period.

The screening will feature excerpts from:

* "Eyes on the Prize, Episode 6, Bridge to Freedom" where the lessons of a decade are brought to bear in the climactic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, when thousands joined together to march fifty miles for freedom.

* "LBJ", where President Johnson, after Selma, is able to pass the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

* Excerpts from a keynote speech by delivered by President Lyndon Johnson at the 1972 Civil Rights Symposium at The University of Texas at Austin, his last public appearance.

The Civil Rights Film Series is presented in conjunction with The LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit, this year's cornerstone event of a multi-year anniversary celebration of President Johnson's prodigious legislative legacy. The Civil Rights Film Series is part of the School’s “50 for 50” initiative, a special series of 50 events for 50 years, exploring the critical civil rights issues of our time such as human rights and social justice and drawing on President Johnson’s legacy to “get things done”. The Film Series is presented in conjunction with The LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit, this year's cornerstone event of a multi-year anniversary celebration of President Johnson's prodigious legislative agenda. Special thanks to: The Coca-Cola Company, Bank of America, Comcast NBCUniversal, FedEx Corporation, Google, HEB, and the Longhorn Network.