April 2014

Cornerstones of Civil Rights

April 1-30, 2014

Cornerstones of Civil Rights opens in the Great Hall.  The month-long exhibit will feature the legal pillars of the Civil Rights Movement and artifacts including one of the three surviving stovepipe hats worn by Abraham Lincoln during his White House years.

Civil Rights Summit

April 8-10, 2014

On April 8-10, 2014, the LBJ Presidential Library hosted a Civil Rights Summit to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Summit, comprised of afternoon panel discussions followed by evening keynote addresses, reflected on the seminal nature of the civil rights legislation passed by President Johnson while examining civil rights issues in America and around the world today.

All About Ann Documentary Screening

April 23, 2014

On Wednesday, April 23, the Library will co-host - along with The Ann Richards School for Young Leaders, The Briscoe Center for American History, HBO, and Time Warner Cable - the Texas premiere of All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State.  The documentary is a personal look at the life of former Texas Democratic governor Ann Richards, a liberal who rose to power in a conservative state, effecting sweeping state reforms while becoming a beloved national icon.  It will premiere on HBO on April 28.

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. for a screening of the documentary in its entirety (approximately 85 minutes), followed by a brief discussion.  The screening and discussion will be held in the LBJ Auditorium.  After the discussion, there will be a reception in the Great Hall.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Please note the later start time.

This is a special opportunity for members of the Friends and not part of our regular "Evening With" speaker series.  Reservations are required and will be accepted by email on a first-come, first served basis.  Please email [email protected] to reserve your seat(s).

Access to the Auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  Free parking is available in the Library visitors' lot (#38), and lots #37 and #39 after 5:00 p.m.  Overflow parking will be in Manor Garage on a self-pay, space available basis.

The Library will host a Civil Rights Summit marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  A list of speakers and registration details will be shared soon.