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Peace Corps celebrates 60 years of service, and JFK still looms large; JFK still looms large over agency

Mar 01, 2021 - The Boston Globe

ABSTRACT

Volunteers from the first years of the program said Kennedy's call to action deeply imprinted their lives and has resonated for all these years.

BODY

"How many of you who are going to be doctors, are willing to spend your days in Ghana?" then-presidential candidate John F. Kennedy asked a group of college students during an October 1960 campaign speech. "I think Americans are willing to contribute. But the effort must be far greater than we have ever made...