Sargent Shriver was one of our nation’s most influential and exemplary public figures. His legacy of social innovation and achievement combines a spiritually acute idealism with formidable political skills in cultivating allies, engaging critics, and working tirelessly to promote public understanding of his ambitious and often controversial programs and proposals. However, the breath of this legacy is not adequately grasped by focusing on the programs he created, the causes he embraced, or the social problems he sought to solve. A set of key themes, values, and commitments cross cuts and mutually illuminates these aspects of his legacy: civil rights, peacebuilding, political leadership, empowerment government, intellectual disabilities, service, faith, and family.
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After Sarge's passing, there was an overwhelming response from those whose lives he touched in so many ways. Heartfelt messages of remembrance, gratitude and sympathy to the Shriver family poured in from all over the world.SEE ALL LETTERS