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Perspectives Of Civil Rights Movement Differ According Age

As an African American man from a different era, former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has very different memories of the American civil rights movement.

CBSDFW.COM–04/11/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library April 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas, as he attends a Civil Rights Summit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Focus Civil Rights Message On Voting

A day after hailing the Civil Rights Act as a lasting legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act.

04/11/2014

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan on May 28, 2009 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Bush Says Education Key To Civil Rights

Former President George W. Bush has closed a three-day civil rights summit in Texas by saying education is the key for opportunity for poor and minority children.

04/11/2014

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President Obama Meets With Wendy Davis In Austin

President Barack Obama has met with Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. The White House says Obama visited briefly with Davis on Thursday at the LBJ Presidential Library.

04/10/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press on April 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, on the shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas. (Source: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Honors Civil Rights Progress

Barack Obama was 2 years old when President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to a U.S. where schools, restaurants and water fountains were divided by race.

04/10/2014

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A Look Back At The Civil Rights Act In Dallas

CBS 11 News is taking time to remember the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The action was one part of the long journey to end racial segregation in the city of Dallas.

04/09/2014

Former President Jimmy Carter sits down for a conversation with Mark Updegrove, Director of the LBJ Presidential Library, on the first day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 8, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Ralph Barrera-Pool/Getty Images)

Carter Says U.S. “Dormant” On Inequality

Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas.

04/09/2014

From left, Moderator Brian Sweany, Senior Executive Editor at Texas Monthly, left, and Mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, center, listens to former Governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour, during the 'Pathway to the American Dream: Immigration Policy in the 21st Century' panel at the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 8, 2014 in Austin. The summit is marking the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act legislation. (Source: Deborah Cannon-Pool/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Summit Opens In Austin With Immigration Talk

A civil rights summit headlined by four of the five living U.S. presidents began Tuesday in Texas with talk of immigration reform and speakers comparing toppled gay marriage bans to racial equality victories in the 1960s.

04/08/2014

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter poses for a photo as he promotes his new book "A Call To Action Women, Religion, Violence, And Power" at Barnes & Noble on 5th Avenue on March 25, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Carter Speaking At Austin Civil Rights Summit

Former President Jimmy Carter will be the keynote speaker on the first day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, which opens on Tuesday.

04/08/2014

U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng Jr. waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Texas-Based Company Auctioning Martin Luther King Jr. Items

Some civil rights movement history was going up for auction Thursday in New York City. Papers from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. were being sold by Maude Ballou, 88, who worked as King’s secretary from 1955 to 1960.

10/17/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10: Diane Robertson Braddock wears a necklace with the image of her sister, Carole Robertson, who was one of the four young girls who were killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing during a ceremony to award the girls with the Congressional Gold Medal at the U.S. Captiol September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley were killed September 15, 1963 when members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The medal honors the girls' sacrifice and how it served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Alabama Church Marks 50th Anniversary Of Bombing

An Alabama church is marking the 50th anniversary of Ku Klux Klan bombing that claimed the lives of four young black girls.

09/15/2013