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.

Shriver was a persuasirve, masterful communicator who gave hundreds of speeches throughout his life. Learn more about his work and his leadership style by browsing through speeches that span from the 1950s to the 2000s.
Explore footage of Sargent Shriver in action and learn more about his career. This collection includes the documentary American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver.
Hear recordings from a variety of significant moments in Sargent Shriver’s career, from conversations with a US President to fiery exchanges with reporters and powerful public addresses.
Browse through the many memorable moments from Sargent Shriver’s life, from his childhood to his time as Peace Corps Director and head of the Office of Economic Opportunity, to his bids for political office, and more.
Peace requires the simple but powerful recognition that what we have in common as human beings is more important and crucial than what divides us.
Sargent Shriver
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