Archive

Learn about Sargent Shriver's career of public service and civic leadership through our collections of speeches, photos, videos, and audio. These resources tell the story of Sargent Shriver's legacy. Explore the archives below.

Speeches

I have seen the face of poverty and idleness in the mines of West Virginia. I have come face to face with racial hatred on the south side of Chicago: Catholics stoning fellow Catholics on the steps of a church because they were black. In the last few years, I have traveled five hundred thousand miles around the world seeing at first hand the deep barriers of culture, belief, prejudice, and superstition which divide us from our fellow man. ... 'What can we do about it?' you ask. There is much you can do. For the need is not merely for laws or Presidential action, but for the self-organization of society on a large scale to solve the problems.