Lyndon B. Johnson went from a conservative to a liberal in 194 as he helped pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This act banned all racial discrimination in most private facilities open to the public. It also strengthened the federal governments power to end segregation in schools and other public places. Kennedy, David., et al. "The American Pageant". Thirteenth edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.