Sarge on Street Desolation2

Break Your Mirrors

In a 1994 address at Yale, Sargent Shriver gave this call to action: "Break Your Mirrors!" What did he mean, and how can we heed his call?

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Sarge w/ JFK

Peace Corps

Sargent Shriver was the person President Kennedy turned to to make his grand vision of the Peace Corps a reality.

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Shriver Meets with LBJ

War on Poverty

Lyndon Johnson asked Sargent Shriver to lead the War on Poverty. Sarge created a series of programs that continue to serve Americans today.

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Sarge Reaching Out

Ambassador to France

In 1968, Sargent Shriver was appointed US Ambassador to France. 

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Sargent Shriver Celebrates With Special Olympics Athletes

Special Olympics

Eunice Shriver, Sarge's wife, created Special Olympics. Sarge played central roles in the organization throughout his life.

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Shriver and Young Men

Poverty Law

At attorney by trade, Sargent Shriver made legal services a priority in his work. He created and inspired programs to aid those with few legal resources gain justice.

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Sarge and Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil Rights

Sargent Shriver believed that all men and women are created equal. He therefore fought for civil rights throughout his career.

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I believe that any American who holds to the theory of white supremacy and actively promotes the political, economic, and social restrictions and segregation necessary to make the theory of white supremacy effective, must be classed with those who are willing to undermine their country’s strength in the face of the enemy.


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Jun 12

Can you help us with our Independence Day Quote of the Week?

by Lucy Di Rosa

We’re grateful that you choose to support our Quote of the Week email each Monday. We enjoy sharing Sargent Shriver’s words with you, and we hope they resonate with you. As we approach the 4th of July this year, we thought we’d do something a little different with our Quote of the Week....

Jun 07

"Any American who holds to the theory of white supremacy ..."

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes on the heels of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre. As we mourn the lives lost and condemn the violence and injustice of this episode in our history, we must also stand up to the racist attitudes and reform the unjust systems that continue to harm...

May 31

What Our Fallen Soldiers Taught Us

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week marks Memorial Day with a tribute to fallen soldiers and a reminder that we must work together to build a more peaceful world.Speaking at a memorial service at Verdun1, France in 1968, Sargent Shriver reflected on the incalculable losses of war. During the speech, Sargent...

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Peace Corps, VISTA, Community Action, Head Start, Legal Services for the Poor, Youth Corps, Job Corps, ... Sargent Shriver invented a string of social initiatives that shaped an era and dared millions of young Americans to live out their ideals.

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This exhaustively researched, authorized biography depicts Shriver’s connection to the historical events of the 20th century—the Great Depression, World War II, JFK’s assassination, the Cold War, and more. Sarge gives us a complete account of Shriver’s life, as well as thoughtful commentary on the Kennedy family, the Peace Corps, and US and world history.

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In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father, and applies them to his own life.

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