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It was 49 years ago today that President John F. Kennedy put pen to paper and established the Peace Corps. It was authorized by Public Law 87-293, an “Act to promote world peace and friendship through a Peace Corps.” But despite its name, peace may not have been the Peace Corps’ original purpose. The program has its origins [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on September 22, 2010, under - Cold War, - The 1960s.
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