Feb 17, 2014 5:52 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The LBJ Presidential Library is hosting a major civil rights summit featuring at least two former presidents and marking the 50th anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act.
Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton will speak at the event in Austin April 8-10.
Organizers are working with George W. Bush to have him give a keynote address, and President Barack Obama may also attend.
Panel discussions will feature civil rights leaders, academics and LBJ's daughters, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Johnson Robb.
The summit comes as Johnson's family revisits his legacy, attempting to lift the shadow the Vietnam War cast on his domestic agenda.
Subsequent events will mark the 50th anniversaries of other Johnson initiatives, including Medicare, the Clean Air Act, seatbelt requirements and cigarette health warnings.
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