Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Special Olympics
One Woman's Vision
In the 1950s and early '60s, Eunice Kennedy Shriver undertook a tour of institutions for people with intellectual disabilities. "The conditions in those days were terrible," she wrote in her first-person account of how the Special Olympics began. "There was no special education, no physical activity and certainly no opportunity to play sports." In the photo above, she tours a school in Germany.