Peace Corps

President John F. Kennedy Announces The Executive Order to Form Peace Corps

March 1, 1961 – President John F. Kennedy announces the formation of the Peace Corps at a press conference. For more information about the history of Peace Corps, visit http://www.peacecorps.gov

Peace Corps, Kennedy Outlines Program 1961/3/13

American exchange students already overseas helping with construction projects; JFK speaks about the Peace Corps (partial newsreel).

 

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