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Flashback: John Lewis wanted to go to Congress. He didn’t make it the first time.

John Lewis likes to remind supporters to never give up. In January 1977, after President Jimmy Carter appointed then U.S. Rep. Andrew Young to be ambassador to the United Nations, Lewis joined a dozen candidates vying to replace Young. Come election night, Lewis lost to fellow Democrat Wyche Fowler. “Two months ago, nobody knew who John Lewis was. This is only the beginning.” Elected to the House in 1986, Lewis began his 17th term in January.
Jimmy Carter Human Rights Defenders Forum

Jimmy Carter’s human rights message resonates in Atlanta and globally

On July 24, inside the Carter Center's Cecil B. Day chapel overlooking Freedom Parkway and the downtown skyline, Jimmy Carter’s earnest roundtable discussions with around 70 human rights defenders and religious leaders from 36...

Peek inside Jimmy Carter’s Oval Office

Ever wondered what it's like inside the country's highest office? You can peek inside an impressive life-size replica of Jimmy Carter's Oval Office at his presidential library and museum off Freedom Parkway.
Dr. Donald Hopkins

Dr. Donald Hopkins helped wipe smallpox from the planet. He won’t rest until he’s done the same for Guinea worm disease.

As special advisor for Guinea worm eradication at the Atlanta-based Carter Center, Hopkins insists the end is close and says he won’t retire until Guinea worm is completely wiped from the planet. “There’s no way I can stop,” he says. “I've got the tiger by the tail and I can’t let go.”
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Make a presidential pilgrimage to Plains

In the dusty heart of South Georgia farmland, find Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign headquarters, a tiny wooden depot that now serves as a museum.

President Jimmy Carter is close to wiping Guinea worm disease from the planet

At a 2015 press conference discussing his cancer diagnosis, former President Jimmy Carter joked that “I’d like to see the last Guinea worm die before I do.” Now, two years later, the Carter Center has announced that they remain on the cusp of wiping the disease from the planet.

Road Trip: West Georgia

A largely rural expanse extending from the peaks of the Pine Mountain Range to the farmlands of Plains, west Georgia is known for its pine forests, pecan groves, and peanut fields. It’s also linked to two American presidents with deep ties to this land. The personal histories of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter are central to the story of the region, so much so that the area is known as Presidential Pathways.
Jimmy Carter Sunday School Plains Georgia

Pilgrimage to Plains: The faithful come from around the world to hear Jimmy Carter preach

The weekend after Jimmy Carter's cancer diagnosis announcement, 1,300 people arrived for Sunday school. “It was a shock,” says Plains Trading Post owner Philip Kurland. “It was busier than the Plains Peanut Festival, which normally is the most busy weekend in Plains. We have had no slow season this year.”
Hamilton Jordan Boy from Georgia

In a new memoir, Hamilton Jordan recalls how a visit from Martin Luther King Jr. changed his views

At the age of 17, during the following winter, I saw King’s first march in Albany. Despite pleas in the Albany Herald for its white readers to refrain from glorifying these “trouble-makers and outside agitators,” my father surprised me by inviting me to go downtown with him one Saturday morning to witness King’s first march.

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