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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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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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Ours is ... a 'spaceship earth,' a frail vehicle with finite resources of nourishment and regeneration, with no airlocks for anyone against another’s fouling of the atmosphere, no watertight compartments to prevent flooding from a polluted ocean; a world whose physical frontiers have been reached, and, in many ways, exceeded.

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Mon Apr 23 10:10:48 EDT 2018 Mon Apr 23 10:10:48 EDT 2018

"Spaceship Earth"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver spoke these words in April 1975 during a lecture tour of the former Soviet Union. As we celebrate Earth Week 43 years later, we recognize the importance and increased urgency of his message.In a public address entitled Toward an International Ethic of Science, Sargent Shriver...

Mon Apr 16 11:43:00 EDT 2018 Mon Apr 16 11:43:00 EDT 2018

Our Traditional Concepts of Leadership

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

With our Quote of the Week, we join Sargent Shriver in supporting leaders who work not to accumulate power but to serve others, who strive for a world in which, in Sarge's words, "liberty under law is the possession of all ... and not just a privileged few." This week's quote is from...

Mon Apr 09 13:13:51 EDT 2018 Mon Apr 09 13:13:51 EDT 2018

Be A Peacemaker

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

A World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of Guadalcanal and received several medals for his military service, Sargent Shriver went on to dedicate his life to the pursuit of peace. Our Quote of the Week expresses a sentiment of Sarge's that we'd all do well to take on board today.Sargent...

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AMERICAN IDEALIST

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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SARGE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SARGENT SHRIVER

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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A GOOD MAN

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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