LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series
Honoring the legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States and Texas State alumnus, by fulfilling his promise to bring important leaders to the university to share their philosophies and experiences.
Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning hip-hop artist, actor, author and activist, Common continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed roles.
Speakers in the Series
The Common Experience at Texas State has hosted some of the world's most iconic and distinguished voices, from poet Maya Angelou to astronaut José Hernández. Pictured here: environmental activist Erin Brockovich addresses a massive crowd in 2007.
Supporting the Series
“For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest sleeping in the unplowed ground. Is our world gone? We say ‘Farewell.’ Is a new world coming? We welcome it — and we will bend it to the hopes of man.”
— LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON
36th President of the United States
Inaugural Address, January 20, 1965