President Barack Obama to Deliver Keynote Address at LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit on UT Campus
Presidents Carter, Clinton and Bush to Also Speak During Three-Day Summit April 8, 9, 10
The LBJ Presidential Library, located on The University of Texas at Austin campus, will host a Civil Rights Summit on April 8-10 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. President Lyndon Baines Johnson drove passage of the legislation and signed it into law. The summit will feature a keynote address by President Barack Obama on April 10, and remarks by former President Jimmy Carter on April 8, former President Bill Clinton on April 9, and former President George W. Bush on April 10.
Professors David Warner and Sam Richardson, along with 17 LBJ School students, are spending their school year examining the technical details of the ACA and the specific ways in which Texas is rolling it out. The research, part of a larger, 29-state research project, provides a detailed historical and nonpartisan overview of the major decisions made in Texas from the day the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010 to present day.
Leading Civil Rights Scholar Lani Guinier Calls for a Renewal of Civil Rights-Era Leadership in Barbara Jordan Forum Keynote Address
As the highlight of the 18th Annual Barbara Jordan Forum, leading civil rights attorney and scholar Lani Guinier addressed current students, alumni and community members as part of the LBJ School’s “50 for 50” initiative, a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act. In her talk, Guinier, the first African-American female tenured professor at Harvard Law School, called for a new movement of “leading from behind” that harkens back to the method of leadership used by the civil rights movement to win legislative victories in the mid-1960s.