Chapter 2: Sargent Shriver Comes to Berkeley in 1965

The day before Cliff sent me scurrying after the errant urinalysis, Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps’ Director, arrived on campus.  I, along with several thousand other students, flocked to hear him speak. John Kennedy recruited his brother-in-law in 1961 to set up and then head the Peace Corps. “If it flops,” Kennedy had said, “it will […]

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Chapter 1: The Peace Corps Is Told I Run a Communist Cell Block

Welcome to my new blog, “Peace Corps Tales from Africa.” Each week I will post a new ‘chapter’ in a book format describing my experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, West Africa from 1965-1967. Peace Corps recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. This book travels back in time to the beginnings of the organization.When […]

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