1. Compare and contrast your grandmother or an older female family member with Lillian Gordy Carter. Focus on how they lived their lives in their later years.
2. Explain what Jimmy Carter means when he says that "his mother's life emerged in a public way that it otherwise would not have had his father lived."
1. Jimmy Carter took political office soon after segregation was ended in the South; however, racial tensions in Georgia were still everpresent. As a class or in small groups, discuss how Lillian Carter's views on race influenced her son and his political positions on segregation.
racial segregation: the separation, either by law or by action, of people of different races in all manner of daily activities, such as education, housing, and the use of public facilities
fraternity: an organization, a society, or a club of men associated together for common professional or social interests, typically at colleges or universities
nursing home: a private institution providing residential health care, especially for the elderly or disabled
Peace Corps: a volunteer program of the United States government providing technical assistance, helping people outside the United States to understand American culture and helping Americans to understand the cultures of other countries generally related to social and economic development