5 days after Kennedy’s death in 1964, Lyndon Johnson was in presidency and quickly established the Civil Rights act of 1964. This act protected the rights of people based on their race, and sex. This act prohibited discrimination in employment, hospitals, schools, restaurants, hotels, and theaters. This act was a huge step in eliminating racism and discrimination as the previous decade saw much of it. The civil rights movement which was started in 1955 was ongoing and the act of 1964 led to future movements and historical speeches such as Martin Luther King’s “I had a dream apeech” in 1968.