Archive - January 25, 2019

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Let’s honor the life of a great American who took an unconventional path by Michael Gerson
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Peace Corps HQ in Addis Ababa Remembers CD Harris Wofford, 1962-64 (Ethiopia)

Let’s honor the life of a great American who took an unconventional path by Michael Gerson

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Neil Boyer (Ethiopia 1962-64) Let’s honor the life of a great American who took an unconventional path By Michael Gerson Columnist January 24 at 5:38 PM Many of the most interesting and consequential Americans of the 20th century found greatness in politics, military service and diplomacy. Only one took the path of the recently deceased Harris Wofford. After a precocious childhood that included extensive global travel and a stint in the Army Air Forces during World War II, Wofford went to India for several months to absorb teachings about non­violent social change from disciples of Mohandas K. Gandhi. He soon became one of the main conduits of that theory for the American civil rights movement and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Wofford found a place advising then-Sen. John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign. Nearing Election Day, the young activist urged Kennedy to call and comfort Coretta Scott . . .

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Peace Corps HQ in Addis Ababa Remembers CD Harris Wofford, 1962-64 (Ethiopia)

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Kim Mansaray (Sierra Leona 1983-85) current CD in Mongolia. Kim got the photo from Obie Shaw (Central Africa Republic 1990-93) current CD in Ethiopia.  Photograph of HIM Haile Selassie with first PC Ethiopia CD, Harris Wofford, at reception for G1 in 1962 This photo is on the wall of the wall of the Peace Corps Office in Addis Ababa  

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