Interview with Diane Magri Raleigh, October 1, 2020

Project: Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Diane Raleigh served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Somalia in 1962 – 1963, and Nigeria in 1963 -1964, working in Health and Education. Because of her earlier involvement in a Shriver program, Experiment in International Living, Diane was invited by Sargent Shiver to apply to Peace Corps. Diane and her husband accepted and invitation to Somalia, where she taught English in Mogadishu. Their training was conducted in the U.S., at NYU. In their second year of service, they were reassigned to Owerri, Nigeria. Her assignment was to teach English, but identifying a community need, Diane took the initiative to establish the Owerri Motherless Baby Home. Many years later, she returned to Africa and established the Olmoti Clinic and Health Center to serve a Maasai community in Tanzania. The interview discusses events leading to Diane’s Peace Corps Service, working in Africa, her accomplishments, and life after Peace Corps.

Interview Accession

2020oh0580_pcrv0068

Interviewee Name

Diane Magri Raleigh

Interviewer Name

Julius "Jay" Sztuk

Interview Date

2020-10-01

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Raleigh, Diane Magri Interview by Julius Sztuk. 01 Oct. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Raleigh, D.M. (2020, October 01). Interview by J. Sztuk. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Raleigh, Diane Magri, interview by Julius Sztuk. October 01, 2020, Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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