Press and media; Peace Corps Directors; Kennedy, John F.;
Full text of the March 4, 1961 White House press release announcing the appointment of Sargent Shriver as first Director of the Peace Corps. Also provides brief biographies of early Peace Corps staff members.
During a week of Camp GLOW in Kokshetau, Kazakhstan we met a lot of cute and interesting kids since there was a simultaneous camp along side ours. Here is one of the cutest boys you'll ever meet. His smile was to die for.
Full text of Sargent Shriver's briefing to the press held on March 6, 1961. Shriver introduced members of the original Peace Corps task force, and fielded topics on a range of questions about the initial plans for how the Peace Corps would operate.
About 4pm nearly everday young Tuvaluan children would go out and try to catch land crabs for their families consumption. They were so quick and skillful at the task and now and again would let me have a hand at it, but seldom did I ever catch...