"[N]o matter how well motivated persons may be, how eager to do the right thing for the poor, we can have our senses dulled [...]. Sometimes we don't really see the unfairness we are involved in! We need to be shown!! In every society, there is a tendency for those getting along successfully not to be sensitive to the human problems the poor confront every day!"
Our Quote of the Week marks the 57th anniversary of the beginning of Sargent Shriver's tenure as Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), the agency created to wage the War on Poverty. President Lyndon Johnson swore in Sargent Shriver as Director of the OEO on October...
Our Quote of the Week reminds us of the importance of fostering the empowerment and self-determination of the many communities of Indigenous peoples of the lands on which we live. In 1965, Sargent Shriver gave an address at the National Conference of American Indians in Scottsdale,...
Our Quote of the Week calls on each and every one of us to bring peace into our own environments. It reminds us that if we wish to have a more peaceful world, we must each take responsibility to achieve it.At the age of 88, Sargent Shriver received an honorary degree from the University of...
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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.Details & Buy
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.Details & Buy
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.Details & Buy