Celebrate International Peace Corps Week

Did you know it’s International Peace Corps Week? Started by President John F. Kennedy, Jr. in 1961, the Peace Corps has sent more than 200,000 volunteers to 139 countries in 50 years, including our own UPK authors Angene and Jack Wilson (Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers.) See a few images from the book below, and check out this slideshow over on the Huffington Post in celebration.

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The University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission—the publication of books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields for a largely academic audience and the publication of books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide mandated nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, operated as an agency of the University of Kentucky and serving all state institutions of higher learning, plus five private colleges and Kentucky's two major historical societies.

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