Media Advisory

Media Advisory: Unity Rally Against Racism

July 2, 2020

Three of the most historic civil rights organizations, Texas NAACP, The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Houston Area Urban League will host a virtual Unity Rally Against Racism on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 6 pm, the anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Bill of 1964.

Gary Bledsoe, President Texas NAACP, Judson Robinson III, Houston Area Urban League President and Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President will join a lineup of high-profile supporters to commemorate the signing of The Civil Rights Bill of 1964 and focus on key issues including racism, new legislation, and overcoming barriers to voting during the current health and economic crisis.


Confirmed Speakers and Celebrity Guests

  • U.S. Representative Karen Bass, CA-District 37, Chair of Congressional Black Caucus
  • U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, TX-District 30
  • U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro, TX-District 25 and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair
  • Hon. Julian Castro, Former Sec. of Housing and Urban Development and 2016/2020 Presidential Candidate
  • Texas State Senator Royce West, District 23
  • Texas State Representative Toni Rose, District 110
  • Texas State Representative Victoria Neave, District 107
  • Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson
  • Bishop T.D. Jakes
  • Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboy Hall of Famer
  • Comedian George Lopez
  • Anthony Anderson, Star of TV Show Black-ish
  • Dr. Freddie Haynes, Senior Pastor, Friendship West Baptist Church
  • Michelle Carter, Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Tim Brown, NFL Hall of Fame
  • Charles Haley, NFL Hall of Fame
  • Thurman Thomas, NFL Hall of Fame
  • Derrick Johnson, Former Dallas Cowboys
  • Greg Ellis, Former Dallas Cowboys
  • Ray Mickens, Former NFL Player
  • Tommy Harris, Former NFL Player
  • Jane Hamilton, Community/Voting Rights Activist


WHO:                                   Texas NAACP, Houston Area Urban League, and LULAC

WHAT:                                 Unity Rally Against Racism  

WHEN:                                Thursday, July 2, 2020, 6 pm

WHERE:                             Virtual – Link to Live Unity Rally –


The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark of civil rights and labor law that outlaw discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It prohibits unequal application of voter registration requirements, and racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations.

For more information please contact Sherelyn Roberts, 469 835-6510,