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The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is the only Presidential Library in the southeast. Its archives offer a wonderful source of information for researchers. Its museum, which re-opened Oct. 1, 2009 after a $10 million redesign, showcases the life and career of the 39th President. The library sits in a beautifully landscaped 35 acre park with two small lakes and several gardens. The g

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is the only Presidential Library in the southeast. Its archives offer a wonderful source of information for researchers. Its museum, which re-opened Oct. 1, 2009 after a $10 million redesign, showcases the life and career of the 39th President. The library sits in a beautifully landscaped 35 acre park with two small lakes and several gardens. The g

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06/28/2021

The Carter family had six to twelve dairy cows on the farm. Cows were milked twice daily, and the milk used for various purposes. Some of the milk was sold in the Carter’s commissary on the farm. Milk was either sold whole or flavored with strawberry or chocolate mix. Part of the milk was set aside for churning and turned into butter using a hand-cranked churn like this one.
Have you ever milked a cow? Have you ever churned butter?

#NPS #FindYourPark #RecreateResponsibly #FarmLiving #HomeMadeButter

photo: A glass butter churn with wooden paddles

If you are interested in Genealogy, this will be good news to you from the National Archives.
06/25/2021

If you are interested in Genealogy, this will be good news to you from the National Archives.

06/24/2021

Throwback Thursday

In 1943, Carter received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and became a member of the Class of 1947. After completing the accelerated wartime program, he graduated on 5 June 1946 with distinction and obtained his commission as ensign. During his time at Annapolis Jimmy Carter received no demerits.

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Photo: his future wife, Rosalynn Smith, and his mother, Lillian Carter, pin his Ensign bars to his uniform.

Jimmy Carter has spent his life working for human rights. This is where he learned its importance.
06/23/2021

Jimmy Carter has spent his life working for human rights. This is where he learned its importance.

Jimmy Carter grew up in the unincorporated community of Archery, where his family had moved to in 1928.

“In the undefined community of Archery there lived two permanent families who were white, one my own family and the other that of the Seaboard Railroad section foreman E.H. Watson. There were usually one or two more transient white families and about twenty-five black families in the community.”

Jimmy Carter, “An Hour Before Daylight”

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Pictured here is E.H. Watson, the railroad section foreman.

This is the start of National Pollinator Week, an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator healt...
06/21/2021

This is the start of National Pollinator Week, an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. Mrs. Carter is a strong advocate for creating pollinator gardens to help bees and butterflies. You can learn more about her work and how you can take part at https://rosalynncarterbutterflytrail.org/

06/20/2021

#FathersDay

This Father’s Day we remember Jimmy Carter’s father, Earl.
James E. Carter was born in Arlington, Georgia. He was the fourth of five children born to William Archibald Carter and Nina Pratt.

In December 1917, Carter enlisted in the United States Army for service in World War I. Initially a private in Company I, 121st Infantry Regiment, he advanced through the ranks to sergeant before being selected for officer training school in August 1918. He completed the course at Camp Lee, Virginia on November 30, 1918. Because the Armistice had occurred earlier in the month, the Army was being reduced in size, so Carter received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Georgia National Guard.

Earl Carter married Lillian Gordy Carter on September 27, 1923 in Plains, Georgia. Together they had four children, Jimmy, Gloria, Ruth, and Billy.

Jimmy Carter later wrote of his father being a strict parent who punished him when he misbehaved, and being the person who most shaped his "work habits and ambitions".

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Photo: Jimmy Carter’s father, Earl Carter.

Happy Father's Day!!!
06/20/2021

Happy Father's Day!!!

Happy Father's Day!!!

We celebrate freedom.
06/19/2021

We celebrate freedom.

On the morning of June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, with General Order No. 3, announcing that "The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free."

One year later, freedmen in Galveston organized the first annual celebration of emancipation in the state of Texas. Jubilee Day was not only a day of celebration, but also an opportunity to inform the Black community about voting

In 1872, Jack Yates, Richard Allen, Richard Brock and Elias Dibble--leaders of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church--purchased 10 acres of land in Houston’s Third Ward that would be solely used to celebrate the end of slavery in Texas. The park would become known as Emancipation Park, the oldest park in the city of Houston. Around this time, Jubilee Day celebrations in Texas would begin to be known as Emancipation Day or Juneteenth celebrations.

Juneteenth celebrations saw another resurgence during the 1950s and 1960s, as Black people began to relate the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement to struggles of emancipation. In the early 1970s, Juneteenth celebrations began to emerge in major cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, and Minneapolis.

In 1979, the Texas State Legislature passed a bill recognizing Juneteenth as a state holiday and officially making Juneteenth a holiday on January 1, 1980. In 2020, state governors of Virginia, New York, and New Jersey signed executive orders recognizing Juneteenth as a paid day of leave for state employees.

This week, legislation to commemorate Juneteenth as a federal holiday was passed in Congress and now awaits President Biden's signature.

Learn more about the history of Juneteenth on the Rediscovering Black History blog: https://go.usa.gov/x6Qwt

Image: General Order No. 3, June 19, 1865. National Archives Identifier 182778372.

Join Us Monday Night at 7 as we discuss Black farmers and the lawsuits to get them treated equally.
06/17/2021

Join Us Monday Night at 7 as we discuss Black farmers and the lawsuits to get them treated equally.

Join Us Monday Night at 7 as we discuss Black farmers and the lawsuits to get them treated equally.

It's TONIGHT at 7pm. A new look at the presidency of Jimmy Carter. Don't miss it.https://www.acappellabooks.com/pages/ev...
06/16/2021
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and A Ca****la Books Present Kai Bird - The Outlier Virtual Event | Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 7:00 PM

It's TONIGHT at 7pm. A new look at the presidency of Jimmy Carter. Don't miss it.
https://www.acappellabooks.com/pages/events/860/the-jimmy-carter-presidential-library-and-a?fbclid=IwAR1pniCux-lqlujmGKnGFtJamhkfH1WI__s7EXbBlVLgk5QyPNJQWGzzUzM

An essential re-evaluation of the complex triumphs and tragedies of Jimmy Carter’s presidential legacy—from the expert biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “American Prometheus.” The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and A Ca****la Books welcome Kai Bird for a virtual discussion o...

Join us Wednesday night at 7 for a new look at the presidency of JimmyCarter. Joining Kai will be Emory professor Joe Cr...
06/14/2021
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and A Ca****la Books Present Kai Bird - The Outlier Virtual Event | Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 7:00 PM

Join us Wednesday night at 7 for a new look at the presidency of JimmyCarter. Joining Kai will be Emory professor Joe Crespino.

An essential re-evaluation of the complex triumphs and tragedies of Jimmy Carter’s presidential legacy—from the expert biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “American Prometheus.” The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and A Ca****la Books welcome Kai Bird for a virtual discussion o...

06/10/2021
Author Julia Sweig on her book "Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight."

Julia Sweig's new book offers a fresh and surprising look at former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. Sweig is joined in the conversation by former CNN President Tom Johnson, who was an aide to the Johnsons inside the White House and afterwards. GailEvans, who was also a member of the Johnson Administration, moderated the talk.

Join us tonight at 7 for a look at Lady Bird Johnson, Hiding in Plain sight...
06/09/2021

Join us tonight at 7 for a look at Lady Bird Johnson, Hiding in Plain sight...

Join us tonight at 7 for a look at Lady Bird Johnson, Hiding in Plain sight...

06/06/2021

Today, we remember the life and lasting legacy of Robert F. Kennedy and his commitment to a more just and peaceful world with his words: "Each time a man stands up for an ideal... he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest wall of oppression and resistance."

November 20, 1925 - June 6, 1968

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Coming Next Wednesday evening..."Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight"https://www.acappellabooks.com/pages/events/89...
06/04/2021
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and A Ca****la Books Present Julia Sweig in conversation with Gail Evans - Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight Virtual Event | Wednesday, Jun 09, 2021 7:00 PM

Coming Next Wednesday evening..."Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight"
https://www.acappellabooks.com/pages/events/894/the-jimmy-carter-presidential-library-and-a

From award-winning author Julia Sweig comes a magisterial portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, and a major reevaluation of the profound yet underappreciated impact the First Lady’s political instincts had on LBJ’s presidency. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and A Ca****la Books welcome the autho...

"The greatest honor we can pay those who have given their lives in our Nation's defense is to serve the ideals for which...
05/31/2021

"The greatest honor we can pay those who have given their lives in our Nation's defense is to serve the ideals for which they died.

We properly honor these men and women on Memorial Day--as we honor those who fought and lived, to continue the struggle for peace, freedom, justice, and human rights.

Those of us who survived the battle, or who never had to bear it, must work to assure that no American will ever be asked to offer up his or her life in war unless the survival of our Nation or of democracy itself is at stake.

Let us remember on Memorial Day those who have lived and died in pursuit of a just peace. Let us pray that, like them, we will leave behind us a stronger Nation and a better world." Jimmy Carter, Memorial Day, 1977
(photo: Jimmy Carter - At Arlington Memorial Services on Veterans Day, 11/11/1978 )

"The greatest honor we can pay those who have given their lives in our Nation's defense is to serve the ideals for which they died.

We properly honor these men and women on Memorial Day--as we honor those who fought and lived, to continue the struggle for peace, freedom, justice, and human rights.

Those of us who survived the battle, or who never had to bear it, must work to assure that no American will ever be asked to offer up his or her life in war unless the survival of our Nation or of democracy itself is at stake.

Let us remember on Memorial Day those who have lived and died in pursuit of a just peace. Let us pray that, like them, we will leave behind us a stronger Nation and a better world." Jimmy Carter, Memorial Day, 1977
(photo: Jimmy Carter - At Arlington Memorial Services on Veterans Day, 11/11/1978 )

We have a bunch of goslings roaming the Carter Presidential Center backyard.. Come see for yourself and bring your camer...
05/27/2021

We have a bunch of goslings roaming the Carter Presidential Center backyard.. Come see for yourself and bring your camera.

What's it like to be on death row? How do you get from day to day. Find out tonight as author Lynden Harris discusses he...
05/25/2021

What's it like to be on death row? How do you get from day to day. Find out tonight as author Lynden Harris discusses her new book "Right Here, Right Now." The program begins at 7pm on google.meet https://meet.google.com/ure-vtbj-mod?authuser=0&hs=122

What's it like to be on death row? How do you get from day to day. Find out tonight as author Lynden Harris discusses her new book "Right Here, Right Now." The program begins at 7pm on google.meet https://meet.google.com/ure-vtbj-mod?authuser=0&hs=122

Timeline Photos
05/25/2021

Timeline Photos

Many presidents have used technology to stay connected to the American people while living in the White House—Franklin D. Roosevelt employed “Fireside Chats” via radio, Dwight Eisenhower pioneered live television news conferences, and in 1977, Jimmy Carter introduced a telephone call-in program called “Ask President Carter.”

Carter’s telephone program was moderated by beloved CBS broadcaster Walter Cronkite and conducted in the Oval Office. For two hours on March 5, 1977, Americans called a toll-free number and forty-two lucky callers were connected with the president.

Newspapers reported that President Carter was “relaxed and conversational” while taking questions from callers across the nation. Topics ranged from serious policy questions regarding gas prices, international relations, and unemployment, to more personal inquiries about work-life balance in the White House and the Carter family. Over nine million calls came in that day!

“Ask President Carter” provided additional transparency and gave American citizens an opportunity to speak directly with their new leader. Newspapers celebrated that “no other President has had a mechanism to claim that any citizen, no matter what his or her status, can pick up a telephone and have the same toll-free chances as any other citizen of reaching the President.”

Today’s photograph shows President Carter and Walter Cronkite shaking hands in the Oval Office; wiring for the telephone system is visible behind the president.

Image: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum/NARA

How would you survive day to day if you were on death row? Author Lyndon Harris has chronicled the stories of death row ...
05/24/2021

How would you survive day to day if you were on death row?
Author Lyndon Harris has chronicled the stories of death row Inmates in her book "Right Here, Right Now." From childhood experiences living with poverty, hunger, and violence to mental illness and police misconduct to coming to terms with their executions, these men outline their struggle to maintain their connection to society and sustain the humanity that incarceration and its daily insults attempt to extinguish
Join us Tuesday, May 25th at 7pm as Harris explains how those inamtes get from day to day with journalist Lisa Armstrong. It's free and on Google.Meet.
https://meet.google.com/ure-vtbj-mod?authuser=0&hs=122

How would you survive day to day if you were on death row?
Author Lyndon Harris has chronicled the stories of death row Inmates in her book "Right Here, Right Now." From childhood experiences living with poverty, hunger, and violence to mental illness and police misconduct to coming to terms with their executions, these men outline their struggle to maintain their connection to society and sustain the humanity that incarceration and its daily insults attempt to extinguish
Join us Tuesday, May 25th at 7pm as Harris explains how those inamtes get from day to day with journalist Lisa Armstrong. It's free and on Google.Meet.
https://meet.google.com/ure-vtbj-mod?authuser=0&hs=122

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