=Signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. [LBJ Library photo #276-10-WH64 by Cecil Stoughton]

Signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. [LBJ Library photo #276-10-WH64 by Cecil Stoughton]

Civil Rights Today Essay Contest

The LBJ Library and Foundation are pleased to announce the winners and finalists of the LBJ Library "Civil Rights Today" Essay Contest. Certificates have been sent to all students who submitted essays.

Congratulations to all who participated in this 50th celebration of the Civil Rights Act of 1964!

Please check this web page in the fall for an announcement of the 2014-2015 LBJ Library Essay Contest.

First Place
Nicholas D. Dauphine
Essay title: “Hispanics – The Forgotten Class in Civil Rights History”
Claudia Taylor Johnson High School
Sponsoring teacher: Daniel Farias
Read the winning essay

Second Place
Lisa R. Hsi
Essay title: “Women’s Rights: The Impact of Title VII on Gender Equality”
Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Sponsoring teacher: Christina Swan
Read the second-place essay

Daniel Parrella
Essay title: “Social Metanoia”

Adam R. Iscoe
Essay title: “I Have Never Known Prejudice”

Ariana R. Fischer
Essay title: “Civil Rights Today”

Many thanks to our judges:

Sarah Lucas Vanessa Chapa  
Deborah Wise Alexandra Caspers  
Linda Graves Jamie Purcell  
Karen Howden Sydna Arnold  
Delma Yzaguirre Amy Abrams  
John Rodriguez Kevin Magill  
Amy Whitmore Sarah Nezamabadi  
Adam David Camellia Falcon  
Deanna Hogan Brian Floyd  
Kate Johanns Julie Tereshchuk  
Christina Allen-Crowder Taral Patel  
Shelley Sallee Sarah Schenk  
Suzanne Aleman Randy Bomer  
Beth Maloch Jessica Jolliffe  
Noreen Naseem Rodriguez Barbara Cline  
Amanda Vickery Margaret Miller  
Patrick Patterson Cinthia Salinas  



The 2014 "Civil Rights Today" Essay Contest is co-sponsored by the LBJ Presidential Library, the LBJ Foundation, The University of Texas at Austin College of Education, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.