Rosalynn Carter, partner of 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter, changed the way Americans view mental health, and spent decades reducing stigma and fighting diseases through her work at the Carter Center.
Rosalynn Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter and a longtime mental health advocate and humanitarian, died on Nov. 19, 2023. She was 96. The former first lady worked for decades to promote the dignity and self-worth for people living with mental illnesses.
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter was laid to rest on the Carter family property in Plains on Wednesday, capping three days of memorials from the nation — and now, her neighbors.
Tuesday's service celebrated the former first lady's accomplishments and humanity with songs, scripture and poetry. Members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus and country stars Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks performed some of Mrs. Carter's favorite compositions.
A gathering of first ladies and presidents joined other political figures in a tribute service. But a parade of speakers said her global stature wasn't what defined her.
Rosalynn Carter was memorialized with classical music and beloved hymns, some of her favorite Biblical passages, and a rare gathering of all living U.S. first ladies and multiple presidents, including her 99-year-old husband Jimmy Carter.
Former President Jimmy Carter sat front row at his wife's tribute service in Atlanta.
Georgians streamed into the Carter Center to say goodbye to first lady Rosalynn Carter.
The Jimmy Carter virtual field trip takes students on a journey through the remarkable life of James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. from his hometown experiences and early years through to his time as governor and president, into achievements post-presidency.