Carter Presidential Center - 28 OCT 2013

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Center is home to both the Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.
Of the five Presidential Libraries I’ve visited, I like this one the best. It has information in a variety of formats for every age, a cafĂ© serving hot meals, easy parking in a wooded area and an exact replica of the Oval Office as used by President Carter.
The museum tells the story of a farmer’s son who became a state senator, a governor and the 39th President of the United States.
 “Except for my own parents, the people who most deeply affected my early life were Bishop Johnson, Rachel Clark, my Uncle Buddy, Julia Coleman, and Willis Wright. Two of them were white.” --Jimmy Carter
 As President, he established the Department of Energy...
...cut off U.S. aid to nations believed to have committed human right violations...
...help negotiated a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt...
and took bold steps to get 52 US citizens held captive in Tehran, Iran, released.  
The library also tells the story of Rosalynn Carter who married Jimmy in 1946. 
Always by his side, their first three children were born in different part of the country while her husband was on active duty with the Navy.
She was a very active First Lady, sitting in on Cabinet meetings, representing the president with domestic and foreign leaders, honorary chairperson on the President’s Commission on Mental Health, and a strong proponent of the Equal Rights Amendment.
It has been said that Jimmy Carter has accomplished more after leaving office than any other president. 
Besides being a prolific author, he and his wife are known for volunteering to build housing for the poor through Habitat for Humanity, and establishing The Carter Center which sponsors programs including the promotion of human rights in third-world countries, monitoring elections in newly democratic countries and working to fight disease.
Their awards are many:
The Nobel Peace Prize - 2002
President Carter was awarded The Nobel Peace Prize for “untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development…”
Medals of Freedom - 1999
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were awarded Presidential Medals of Freedom by President Bill Clinton. This award is the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Grammy - 2006
One of only two Presidents to receive a Grammy (the other was Clinton). Awarded for “Best Spoken Word Album” for his audiobook Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis.
The Gates Award - 2006
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation honored The Carter Center with the Gates Award for Global Health and a $1 Million contribution to the Center’s work.
Dorothea Dix Award - 1988
The Mental Illness Foundation honored Rosalynn Carter with the Dorothea Dix Award for her decades of work on behalf of people with mental illnesses.
In 1980, President Carter signed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, and in 2000, the Alaska Wilderness League marked the anniversary by giving him a caribou sculpture by Alex Kveton.
In the early 1980’s, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter wrote their memoirs on state-of-the-art equipment – Lanier word processors like this:
Sculpture depicts a child leading a blind man, a sight often seen in countries whose populations are vulnerable to river blindness disease. The Carter Center has led efforts to control, or eliminate, this disease:
Sightless Among Miracles