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.
This is how I remember September 11th. I went on a school field trip with my teachers and students to the ruins of Old Leon, Nicaragua. After the field trip I was exhausted and hungry. I wanted to get home and make tuna casserole. However, my...
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.