Joe Jauregui pictured with the St. Martin basketball team. Basketball was introduced by Peace Corps Volunteers in upcountry Liberia prior to my arrival. It had been popular in the capital city of Monrovia for many years. Tubman Methodist Mission...
One of two school buildings that housed grades 1-7. The school eventually went to ninth grade. I taught a class of 55 students in grades 5 and 6. The school year was from March to the first of December. Gbarnga, Liberia, 1968.
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.