Sargent Shriver speaks about the Peace Corps prior to its establishment at a press conference in Sheraton, Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1961 Duration:6 min 27 sec Sound:Yes
Robert Sargent Shriver, Director of Peace Corps at a press conference prior to the establishment of Peace Corps in Chicago, Illinois. While answering the questions from members of the press Shriver says that after a tour of various countries all over the world a number of nations have demanded the Peace Corps volunteers. He says that some countries require all kinds of skilled personnel whereas some require volunteers in specific fields. He says that the first group of volunteers will leave in October for either Africa or Colombia. He talks about the tour of Nigeria where they visited almost all the major regions of the country. Members of the press take pictures and take down notes. Cameramen record the press conference.
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