Politics

No Disruptions Allowed At The Civil Rights Summit In Austin

The LBJ Library is holding a summit this week celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

The opening video at the summit — which will include speeches by Presidents Carter, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama — features this historic photo of lunch counter protests:

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But outside the auditorium, attendees are warned that “any disruption” could lead to “criminal charges.”

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Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.
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