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Austin's LBJ Library Hosting a Civil Rights Today Essay Contest

Latinitas - this is right up your alley.  

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law by President Johnson, is considered one of the most sweeping civil rights reforms since Reconstruction. The act guaranteed freedom and rights for all Americans. Because of his strong personal belief that every man, woman, and child should have an equal opportunity to succeed in the United States, President Johnson utilized the full weight of his political power to push the Civil Rights Act through Congress.

As we continue to work towards universal equality, people of all ages, genders, classes and races are affected. The LBJ Foundation invites 12th grade students in Texas to explore the enduring issue of civil rights as it impacts them or those around them in the 2014 "Civil Rights Today" Essay Contest.

"We're pleased to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on the relevance of Civil Rights in the new millennium,” said Larry Temple, Chairman of the LBJ Board of Trustees. “We hope that this essay contest will inspire many conversations about the importance of equal rights for all Americans."  

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$2500 for first prize - go to it!

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