Pictured: Attorneys David Boies, center, and Theodore Olson, right, discuss their joint effort in arguing against California’s Proposition 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court during "Gay Marriage: A Civil Right?", a panel moderated by John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, at the Civil Rights Summit on Tuesday. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly, courtesy of LBJ Foundation)
The LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit wrapped up Thursday after three days of panel discussions and speeches about the history and future of civil rights.
The Texas Bar Blog covered many of the activities, and you can find links to the stories below.
The event was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 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 legislation, and LBJ Presidential Library director Mark Updegrove, among others.
Visit texasbar.com/annualmeeting for more information.
Texas Bar Blog coverage of Civil Rights Summit (listed from newest to oldest):
President Obama remembers LBJ’s gifts and flaws, says office of presidency is meant for improving American lives
Education: ‘The Ultimate Civil Right’
Making America better: a look back at the movement that resulted in the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Clinton praises ‘political genius,’ ‘martyrs’ who made civil rights laws a reality
Former President Jimmy Carter discusses civil rights at summit
LBJ, MLK, and the push for civil rights
Immigration reform discussed during LBJ Civil Rights Summit
Boies & Olson: Gay marriage latest fight in civil rights movement
LBJ Civil Rights Summit starts today in Austin