civil rights http://tpr.org en LBJ Carried Poor Texas Town With Him In Civil Rights Fight http://tpr.org/post/lbj-carried-poor-texas-town-him-civil-rights-fight <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EizAeISiHDM</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Melissa Block 29921 at http://tpr.org LBJ Carried Poor Texas Town With Him In Civil Rights Fight George W. Bush Closes Civil Rights Summit With Speech About Inequality In Education http://tpr.org/post/george-w-bush-closes-civil-rights-summit-speech-about-inequality-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President George W. Bush closed the Civil Rights Summit in Austin by focusing on how education and access to higher education can be the great equalizer for many people. Bush</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said he feared the soft bigotry of low expectations is returning</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:50:32 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29902 at http://tpr.org Group Protests President’s Deportation Record At Civil Rights Summit http://tpr.org/post/group-protests-president-s-deportation-record-civil-rights-summit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Thursday an immigration rights group marched across the University of Texas at Austin campus and took up post in the front of the Civil Rights Summit at the </span>LBJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Presidential Library, voicing their protest for the rate of deportation during President Barack Obama’s presidency.</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:47:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29891 at http://tpr.org Group Protests President’s Deportation Record At Civil Rights Summit President Obama Honors The Memory Of LBJ And Signing Of Civil Rights Act http://tpr.org/post/president-obama-honors-memory-lbj-and-signing-civil-rights-act <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking to select crowd </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">at the Lyndon </span>Baines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Johnson Presidential Library in Austin on Thursday, President Barack Obama honored the life of the former president and detailed the progressive effects of Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.</span></p><p>Obama told the crowd the change sparked by Johnson has been progressively powerful at changing how the world identified and enforced civil rights.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:25:59 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29892 at http://tpr.org President Obama Honors The Memory Of LBJ And Signing Of Civil Rights Act Step Behind Closed Doors And Into The LBJ Library's Time Machine http://tpr.org/post/step-behind-closed-doors-and-lbj-librarys-time-machine This week, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas, <a href="http://www.civilrightssummit.org/">is holding a major conference on civil rights</a>. It's a big deal. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:05:10 +0000 Gene Demby 29834 at http://tpr.org Step Behind Closed Doors And Into The LBJ Library's Time Machine Mayor Castro Talks Immigration At Civil Rights Summit http://tpr.org/post/mayor-castro-talks-immigration-civil-rights-summit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro joined former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour this week to kick off the Civil Rights Summit in Austin and to discuss the topic of immigration as a civil rights issue. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Castro told the crowd that a reform of the United States immigration system will enhance civil rights by bringing people out of the shadows, creating situations where immigrants aren’t afraid to report crimes, send their kids to school and get the care they need for their families.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:27:54 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29751 at http://tpr.org Celebrating 50 Years Of Progress, Civil Rights Summit Begins In Austin http://tpr.org/post/celebrating-50-years-progress-civil-rights-summit-begins-austin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the </span>LBJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Presidential Library in Austin is celebrating the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Civil Rights Act of 1964. There will be discussions about the progress of civil rights issues through the course of the week and those discussions begin with gay rights.</span></p><p>From the original 1964 Civil Rights Act signing, President Lyndon Baines Johnson said:</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:31:12 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29698 at http://tpr.org Celebrating 50 Years Of Progress, Civil Rights Summit Begins In Austin The Source: Civil Rights Act 50 Years Old http://tpr.org/post/source-civil-rights-act-50-years-old <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law July 2, 1964. It was the result of a hundred years of discrimination, hundreds of sit-ins and non-violent protests, and a political battle as large as the shift in history the act would prove to have.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:11:15 +0000 Paul Flahive 29638 at http://tpr.org The Source: Civil Rights Act 50 Years Old The Source: The Year In Hate http://tpr.org/post/source-year-hate <p><em><strong>Update (3:38 p.m.): </strong>We apologize for the change in programming but we were unable to get Mark Potok, the guest for this segment, on the line and we have returned to "All Things Considered" for the second half of "The Source"</em></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:44:45 +0000 Paul Flahive 27679 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Year In Hate Supreme Court Will Not Hear Farmers Branch Immigrant Housing Case http://tpr.org/post/supreme-court-will-not-hear-farmers-branch-immigrant-housing-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal from the City of Farmers Branch regarding an ordinance that would have made it illegal to rent or provide housing to immigrants in the country without documentation.</span></p><p>Since its passage, civil rights group like the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund have taken issue with the ordinance, which was designed to keep undocumented immigrants from renting apartments and homes in the Dallas suburb.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:56:23 +0000 Ryan Poppe 27630 at http://tpr.org Supreme Court Will Not Hear Farmers Branch Immigrant Housing Case