Starting Monday, anyone interested in attending the Summit on Race in America at the LBJ Presidential Library can secure free tickets to the April 8-10 conclave at LBJSummitOnRace.org.
If demand matches the enthusiasm for the library’s 2014 Civil Rights Summit and 2016 Vietnam War Summit, then securing a place now for the three-day rounds of speeches and discussions on the University of Texas campus is advisable.
Among the headliners are former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, pioneer activist Dolores Huerta, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, musician and actor Wyclef Jean and civil rights leader Vernon Jordan Jr., as well as LBJ’s daughters, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Johnson Robb.
The library on Monday also announced additional summit participants who are connected to the upcoming exhibit, “Motown: The Sound of Young America,” staged in partnership with the Recording Academy Grammy Museum. They are Duke Fakir, a member of the Four Tops, Claudette Robinson, a member of the Miracles, and Mary Wilson, a founding member of the Supremes.