"And it is a great privilege for me to be here to sign this bill, and by doing so make it possible for a larger and a more successful Peace Corps of men and women who carry America, and who carry America’s dream of peace and well-being for all men, to the four corners of the globe. …"

President Lyndon B. Johnson

On this day in 1965, President Johnson signed the Bill Extending the Peace Corps Act.

(via ourpresidents)

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Illustration major students in a University of Connecticut “Topics in Illustration” fall 2010 class created a poster series using a variety of media to capture what they felt was the essence of the Peace Corps in honor of our 50th anniversary. These prints are currently on display at Peace Corps HQ in Washington, D.C. and will become a travelling exhibition throughout the University of Connecticut’s regional campus libraries.

(Source: sfa.uconn.edu)

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