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Obama to Speak at LBJ Civil Rights Summit

President Barack Obama stresses a point while speaking at the Union Depot in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, where he announced a new competition encouraging investments for job creation and infrastructure as part of his "Year of Action." (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
President Barack Obama stresses a point while speaking at the Union Depot in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, where he announced a new competition encouraging investments for job creation and infrastructure as part of his “Year of Action.” (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will speak at an April event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

The April 8-10 event is being sponsored by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.

Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law at the White House during a televised ceremony on July 2, 1964. The landmark legislation promoted equality for all Americans.

The White House says the president and first lady Michelle Obama will address the gathering on April 10, the final day of the commemoration.

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