On this day in 1961, Peace Corps was formally authorized by Congress with passage of the Peace Corps Act.
Photo credit: Abbie Rowe, White House Photographs John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

On this day in 1961, Peace Corps was formally authorized by Congress with passage of the Peace Corps Act.

Photo credit: Abbie Rowe, White House Photographs John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

peace corps history President Kennedy Congress Peace Corps Act John F. Kennedy JFK John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

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