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Lady Bird Johnson Unveils Head Start

This photograph is from the event announcing the Head Start program. In the photo a group of people hold the banner for the program. Left to right: film and television star Danny Kaye; First Lady Lady Bird Johnson; Lou Maginn, director of a Head Start project in Vermont; and Sargent Shriver, who spearheaded the program as Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity. Two of Shriver's young sons, Timothy and Robert, are seen on the left, helping with the banner presentation. Head Start is a child development program designed to meet the needs of disadvantaged preschool children. It was a key element of President Lyndon B. Johnson's legislative War on Poverty. Mrs. Johnson championed the program.
Joseph J. Scherschel
Date of Work
June 30, 1965
White House Historical Association