Book Trailer for Pilikia

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Happy Birthday Sargent Shriver, 95

I think one would be hard pressed to find anyone who had greater influence on the U.S. in the last half-century. Many of the iconic institutions of our time were his brainchildren. How many can you name? I would have said two--the Special Olympics and the Peace Corps, which wasn't his brainchild, but as its first director, he put an indelible stamp on it.

Here is the list of what we owe Shriver.

Community Action, 
Foster Grandparents, 
Legal Services, 
the National Clearinghouse for Legal Services, 
Indian and Migrant Opportunities,
Neighborhood Health Services. 
He directed the Peace Corps and ran the War on Poverty during the Johnson administration. He was a candidate for vice-president in 1972.

Happy birthday Sargent Shriver. 


  1. Helen Ginger said...

    Shriver doesn't get near the credit he deserves.

    On another note...I like your trailer, but it was hard to hear the narrator. Might be just my computer, though.