President Barack Obama and three former presidents will be among the speakers in Austin starting today as part of the LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The Texas Bar Journal will be there to cover the three-day event and will post updates on Twitter and the Texas Bar Blog. Also, look for a recap in the June issue of the magazine.

Event organizers are offering live streaming of the events at Find the full schedule and speakers list here.


The Twitter hashtag is #CivilRightsSummit. Also on Twitter, you can follow TBJ managing editor Patricia McConnico (@pmcconnico), editors Lindsay Stafford Mader (@LSMader) and Hannah Kiddoo (@hkid), and State Bar public information director Lowell Brown (@LowellMBrown) for live updates.

In June, the State Bar of Texas 2014 Annual Meeting will also commemorate the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with speeches from Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the act, and LBJ Presidential Library director Mark Updegrove, among others.

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