Faced with a brain cancer diagnosis, former U.S president and Georgia governor plans to scale back humanitarian work to focus on treatment.
Former U.S. president is “perfectly at ease” with whatever happens next in his fight against cancer.Read more
MLK’s youngest and former president Jimmy Carter kick off 50th anniversary of March on Washington with a round table on education
Bernice King was only an infant when her father delivered his famous “Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, but she can recite its lines with authority. And so, welcoming civic leaders invited to the Carter Center for a discussion on education and civil rights, she said she would like to focus on the portion of the speech about the “red hills of Georgia.”Read more
Atlanta’s role in the global fight against malaria
This spring, Atlantans are probably more concerned about shaving ice for our cocktails than making sure our fruit-scented insect repellant actually works. Yet, any Southerner who sees the new HBO film, Mary and Martha (which held its U.S. premiere at The Carter Center on Tuesday and debuts on the cable network Saturday), may never sip poma-tinis on the porch again without thanking our friends over at the CDC for killing malaria’s buzz way back when.Read more
Or, better yet, the Carter Center’s full-scale replica
Whatever your politics, it’s awe-inspiring to stand in the full-scale replica Oval Office at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. The interactive displays—the result of a major renovation completed in late 2009—take you through a day in the life of a president.Read more