The First Lady's Remarks at the Dedication of Project Head Start, 1965
Sargent Shriver, the director of President Johnson’s War on Poverty, launched Project Head Start with the assistance of First Lady Lady Bird Johnson in June 1965. An eight-week summer program, Project Head Start promotes school readiness and provides comprehensive health, nutritional, and social care to children from low-income families.
The First Lady's Remarks at the Dedication of Project Head Start, June 30, 1965. White House Photo Office Collection, Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum.