Carter Center

Starting from humble beginnings on a peanut farm in Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter rose to become the 39th president of the United States, setting the stage for his later humanitarian work through The Carter Center in Atlanta. Founded in 1982 alongside his wife Rosalynn, the center embodies their commitment to advancing peace, health, and human rights around the globe.

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, part of the center, chronicles Carter’s remarkable journey from farmer to president and then to a Nobel Peace Prize-winning global humanitarian. Visitors can explore tranquil gardens and exhibits that highlight his presidential legacy, including efforts in disease eradication and mental health advocacy.

The center’s impact is global, having monitored 113 elections in 39 countries, a testament to Jimmy Carter’s lifelong pursuit of democracy and equity. Discover how a peanut farmer’s vision for a better world continues to inspire change at The Carter Center.