Rosalynn Carter, the former first lady of the United States, passed away on November 19, 2023, at the age of 96. She was surrounded by family at her home in Plains, Georgia.
Mrs. Carter was the wife of President Jimmy Carter, who served from 1977 to 1981. She was known for her strong advocacy for human rights, mental health, and environmental protection. She also played a significant role in her husband’s administration, serving as his closest advisor and confidante.
Mrs. Carter was born Eleanor Rosalynn Smith on August 18, 1927, in Plains, Georgia. She married Jimmy Carter in 1946, and they had four children together. After her husband’s presidency, the couple remained active in public service, working through the Carter Center to promote peace and development around the world.
Mrs. Carter was a beloved figure, known for her intelligence, compassion, and dedication to public service. She will be remembered as one of the most influential first ladies in American history.
Here are some of her accomplishments:
Founded the Mental Health Policy Forum, which works to improve mental health care in the United States.
Led a national campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues.
Worked to improve housing and education opportunities for low-income families.
Advocated for environmental protection and sustainable development.
Served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, building homes for families in need.
Mrs. Carter was a true humanitarian, and her work has had a lasting impact on the world. She will be deeply missed.sharemore_vert