The second session of the 88th Congress adjourned.
Martin Luther King Jr. was honored as an advocate of black civil rights and of world peace by the award of the Nobel Peace Prize.
On October 30, 1964, President Johnson announced the results of a survey by the Community Relations Service showing "widespread compliance" with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. "What is most important," he said, "it shows the law is being obeyed in those areas where some had predicted there would be massive disobedience."
The survey covered fifty-three cities of over 50,000 population in 19 states which had no public accommodations laws. It found desegregation of more than two-thirds of the following facilities: hotels in 51 of the cities, motels in 46 cities, chain restaurants in 50, theaters in 49, sports facilities in 48, libraries in 52, and public parks in 50.
"At long last, we as a Nation have faced up to the most persistent and difficult problem this country has known and the prospects for solving it have never been brighter," the president concluded. "With conscientious effort, patience, and understanding we will move steadily towards that day when all men are judged by their character and their performance, not by their color, religion, or how they spell their name."
“Statement by the President on the Results of a Survey of Compliance With the Civil Rights Act”