Horns Up for April 9: Civil Rights Summit adding disability panel

On Monday, LBJ Library Director Mark Updegrove announced that the Civil Rights Summit would be adding a panel to address discrimination against persons with disabilities. The new panel comes after the National Council on Disability released a statement Friday urging the LBJ Library to use the summit as an opportunity “to include the perspectives and contributions 54 million Americans with disabilities” in the collective conversation on civil rights. Updegrove credited the original absence of a panel on disability rights to scheduling difficulties. Though scheduling is no excuse for not including this crucial aspect of the fight for civil rights, Horns Up to the LBJ Library for recognizing their mistake and making efforts to correct it.