Even in the time of Tiger Woods, some golf parks wouldn't accept blacks. Reconstruction Amendments (13, 14, and 15) were woefully inadequate, and required the Civil Rights Acts of the mid 1960s. George Herbert Walker Bush began his political career stumping for governor of the former confederate state of Texas on the sole platform of opposing the Civil Rights Acts. Kennedy had proposed civil rights acts, but was assassinated by CIA agent Lee Harvey Oswald (likely working for Vice President Nixon who wanted Kennedy out of the way). Oddly, Kennedy's vice president, Lyndon Johnson, from the former confederate state of Texas, was for Black rights, and pushed the civil rights acts through Congress. Johnson also talked at length with black helpers to find out if blacks had special needs.