U.S. citizens as well as international tourists visiting Dealey Plaza in Dallas discuss the circumstances of the assassination of President Kennedy as if it was still Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. when Kennedy was shot while riding in a presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza.
President Kennedy´s important role in strengthening Civil Rights in the USA became manifest in his speech on June 11, 1963, so called Report to the American People on Civil Rights. In his speech which was delivered on radio and television from the Oval Office Kennedy proposed legislation that would later become the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The address transformed his administration's approach to civil rights from a legal issue to a moral one, and conveyed to the general population of the nation the movement's honorable intentions.
In the address, Kennedy explained the economic, educational, and moral dimensions of racial discrimination. The President further announced that he would be submitting legislation to Congress to ensure equal access to public accommodations, education, and to address other aspects of discrimination.
The death of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, and the ensuing confusion surrounding the facts of his assassination, are of political and historical importance insofar as they marked a turning point and decline in the faith of the American people in the political establishment.