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Watch: Jimmy Carter Speaks at the LBJ Civil Rights Summit

Former President Jimmy Carter is in Austin today as part of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum. The event marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Civil Rights Act.

At 6 p.m., Carter will speak with LBJ Presidential Library director Mark K. Updegrove in a conversation sure to touch on his time in office, the effects of Johnson's landmark civil rights bill, and Carter's new book, "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power." Listen to an interview with Carter on his book.

In addition to examining the Civil Rights Act's place in history, the event will also focus on civil rights issues that persist today, including LGBT rights and issues facing people with disabilities. Former President Bill Clinton will headline tomorrow, followed by President Barack Obama and fomer President George W. Bush on Thursday. See a full program of events.

Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.
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