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2011 Festival Video - Peace Corps

2011 Festival Introduction

Introduction to the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and overview of Festival history.


Peace Corps Program Introduction

This video features James I. Deutsch, the curator of the 2011 Folklife Festival program The Peace Corps: Fifty Years ofRead More


Video—a Brief History of the Peace Corps

Curator Jim Deutsch talks about the history of the Peace Corps. Video produced by Charles Weber and Eric Griffis.


Highlights from the Festival’s Opening Ceremony

Highlights from the opening ceremony for the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Video edited by Michael Headley.


Denise Brown, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Santa Lucia

Denise Brown, who is deaf, served as a volunteer coordinator in Santa Lucia. Her fellow volunteers learned sign language, andRead More


Earl Yates, Former Country Director for Peace Corps/South Africa

Earl Yates, former country director for Peace Corps/South Africa, discusses how he and his volunteers operated in this new Peace CorpsRead More


Peace Corps Volunteers on Perceptions of Americans

African American Peace Corps volunteer Richard Campbell and Japanese American volunteer Shunpei Igushi talk about how they have experienced perceptionsRead More


The Garifuna Collective of Belize/Guatemala

The Garifuna Collective was co-founded and led by Andy Palacio (1960–2008), a musician dedicated to preserving the unique Garifuna languageRead More


John Garamendi on his Peace Corps Experience in Ethiopia

Congressman John Garamendi and his wife were both Peace Corps volunteers in the late 1960s. In this video of aRead More


Frances Parsons, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Deaf Educator

In her work with the Peace Corps, Frances Parsons has worked to promote communications for deaf people in communities aroundRead More