Archive

Learn about Sargent Shriver's career of public service and civic leadership through our collections of speeches, photos, videos, and audio. These resources tell the story of Sargent Shriver's legacy. Explore the archives below.

Speeches

Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces, like discrimination in housing or in education. True, we need effective programs to reduce such discrimination. Action in these areas is necessary, appropriate, and justified. But we must also treat the disease of racism itself. [...] For racism is an immensely complicated phenomenon. It is an affliction of the spirit, of the soul of man, rather than a disease of his conscious, intellectual life.