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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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