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Peace Corps Among President Kennedy's Lasting Achievementsi
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November 19, 2013 10:11 PM
Friday, November 22, will mark 50 years since the assassination of President John Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. The anniversary has sparked discussion and reflection about Kennedy’s achievements while in office and his presidential legacy. One of his more notable accomplishments was creation of the Peace Corps, a volunteer force of mainly young Americans who have served in developing nations for decades. VOA correspondent Jim Malone looks at John Kennedy’s central role in the formation of the Peace Corps.

Peace Corps Among President Kennedy's Lasting Achievements

Published November 19, 2013

Friday, November 22, will mark 50 years since the assassination of President John Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. The anniversary has sparked discussion and reflection about Kennedy’s achievements while in office and his presidential legacy. One of his more notable accomplishments was creation of the Peace Corps, a volunteer force of mainly young Americans who have served in developing nations for decades. VOA correspondent Jim Malone looks at John Kennedy’s central role in the formation of the Peace Corps.


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