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Ann Arbor, Michigan: Peace Corps Conceived

A small brass medallion: "Conception of Peace Corps mentioned on this spot." It happened Oct. 14, 1960. Accompanying plaque has more details, gives the credit to JFK.

530 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI
Outside the old University of Michigan Student Union, on the west side of S. State St. at its intersection with S. University Ave. The plaque is bolted to the left of the front door. The small round marker is set into the flagstone steps.
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JFK Peace Corps Marker

A plaque and a marker on the steps of the Michigan Union pinpoint where JFK "first defined the Peace Corp" in a speech to enthusiastic students at the University of Michigan.

[jtsortofbored, 07/03/2020]

According to the wall plaque, JFK made his speech at two in the morning. The brass medallion set into the outdoor steps marks the exact spot.

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