The summit will both look back at the civil rights movement and address issues still lingering in the U.S. and globally. Panel discussions will feature political and civil rights leaders and academics discussing topics from immigration and gay marriage to the role of sports in the civil rights movement.
Article continues belowOther speakers include former Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, rock singer Graham Nash and gospel singer Mavis Staples.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to give the keynote address on Thursday.
The summit seeks to examine the legacy of the law that former President Lyndon B. Johnson considered one of his biggest achievements.
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