Jimmy Started Something New
In 1977, Jimmy Carter started a tradition that has now become one of the most anticipated events on Inauguration Day.
While in the motorcade of the Inaugural Parade, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter exited their car to walk the route to the White House.
Only the Secret Service had been notified of Carter’s decision to break with tradition, and at first, parade viewers thought the car had broken down.
Nine-year-old Amy Carter joined her parents for part of the parade route, jumping and skipping along Pennsylvania Avenue in her excitement.
-from the Carter Library
Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter with their children and grandchildren in Plains, Georgia.
Judy Carter; Jason Carter, son; Jack Carter, Annette Carter, Jeff Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Jimmy Carter, Amy Carter, Caron Carter, James Carter, son; Chip Carter. 1/7/77
-Happy Mother’s Day from the Carter Library!
America’s First Ladies
If you are a fan of First Ladies and interested in women’s history, you can follow “America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Vision” today on Twitter (#usfirstladies) or watch the conference live stream starting at 9am CT.
Guest speakers include White House Photographers, Social Secretaries to the First Ladies, Presidential historians, and political correspondent Cokie Roberts. At 1:25pm CT, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will moderate a panel of two former First Ladies: Mrs. Barbara Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush.
The George W. Bush Library is also releasing an iTunes U collection of speeches, events, and video produced by the White House.
Here, a photo of First Ladies Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, Pat Nixon, and Lady Bird Johnson together.
Happy Birthday Juliette Low!
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Why, hello to you too, Jimmy Carter.
Tomorrow, October 1, is the birthday of James Earl (that’s Jimmy to us) Carter, Jr. - 39th President of the United States.
Jimmy Carter was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia. In 1946 he graduated from the Naval Academy and married Rosalynn Smith. In the Navy, Carter became a submariner, rising to the rank of lieutenant and eventually becaming senior officer of the second nuclear submarine, the Seawolf.
In 1976, Jimmy Carter was elected as U.S. President - the first to come from the Deep south since before the Civil War. In foreign affairs, his achievements included the Camp David Accords, and the Panama Canal and SALT II treaties.
After leaving office, the Carters founded the Carter Center in Atlanta through which they combat disease and poverty in developing countries and mediate conflicts worldwide. One week a year, Jimmy and Rosalynn volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2002.
Happy Birthday, President Jimmy Carter!