The LBJ Library Civil Rights Theater

The LBJ Library Civil Rights Theater is a focal point of the newly renovated Library exhibit that opened in 2012. A twelve-minute film in the theater chronicles the changing nature of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and demonstrates President Johnson’s commitment to the movement through his historic legislation, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

Then & Now

Did You Know…

In a survey conducted at American University between March 9 and April 26, 2010, nearly half of the respondents identified access to education as the top civil rights issue of today. "While most survey respondents said they equate civil rights with the traditional struggle for racial equality, some new topics have emerged as current civil rights issues. The gamut runs for gay rights to religious rights...women and minority rights are still an issue as well." read more

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