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Austin in Political Spotlight with Civil Rights Summit

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In a rare glimpse of a meeting of all the living United States Presidents, this exclusive club will meet next week almost exactly a year after seeing one another at the unveiling of George W. Bush’s Presidential Center in Dallas. This time, the celebratory occasion is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas.

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President Obama, Bush, Clinton and Carter are confirmed speakers for the Civil Rights Summit as well as a full three days of panels.

President Obama is scheduled to headline the keynote speech around noon on Thursday, however it will be remarks by former President George W. Bush followed by a conversation between Bush and Mark K. Updegrove that will conclude the Summit that evening.

While, tickets are now unavailable and there are no standby lines, you can still watch the whole summit thanks to a partnership from Google and Longhorn Network. More information as well as the live stream of the Summit programs can be found at the website,

The Summit in Austin is being held April 8th, 9th and 10th of 2014 at the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum.


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