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A Sorority Sister Volunteers for the Peace Corps

Before launching the Peace Corps by executive order on March 1, 1961, President Kennedy already had received over 25,000 letters from American volunteers. Their offers came in response to a campaign speech Kennedy delivered on the campus of the University of Michigan on October 14, 1960 in which he challenged young people to serve abroad in developing countries.

Source | Jackie Marie Cipiti, Jackie Marie Cipiti to President Kennedy, 2 February 1961, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum; from The Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century, http://www.presidentialtimeline.org/html/record.php?id=179.
Creator | Jackie Marie Cipiti
Item Type | Diary/Letter
Cite This document | Jackie Marie Cipiti, “A Sorority Sister Volunteers for the Peace Corps,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed December 10, 2018, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/724.

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