These 7th-grade students in Samtredia, Georgia are working on their English assignments in full winter gear. We had a small wood heater in our classroom, which was more than what the other classrooms had, but often the heat was not enough to warm...
Visiting Peace Corps Volunteers in the east of Georgia, I took this picture on a lush, slightly cloudy spring afternoon. A farmer was driving his horse and wagon home through the low hills of the Caucasus.
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.
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.