N.Y.C. Anti-Poverty Operations Board : Project Head Start

Wednesday, June 30, 1965

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

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Dr. Bernard Donovan, superintendent of schools, speaks of the Board of Education's excitement for the Head Start program.

Monsignor Edmund Fogarty speaks about the war of poverty and the crucial step of winning the war through outreach to preschool children. He expresses his hopes that the New York City Head Start program is not only the country's largest program, but also the best.

A message is read from Eleanor Guggenheim, co-chair of the Anti-Poverty Operations Board co-chair.

Mayor Robert F. Wagner talks about the opportunities that will be presented to children taking part in the Head Start program.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 70598
Municipal archives id: T892


Bernard E. Donovan, Edmund Fogarty and Robert F. Wagner


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