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ATL Exhibit Shows Carter’s Journey From Peanut Farmer To President

A new exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) pays homage to a former president.

“Jimmy Carter: Georgia’s Native Son” tells the story of the South Georgia peanut farmer who became the state’s 76th governor and later the United States’ 39th president.

“It is my hope that after viewing this exhibit, travelers from all nations will be inspired to turn their dreams for a more peaceful and healthier world into realities, starting with their own communities,” Carter says.

His achievements can be seen through a collection of mementos and photographs, documenting his childhood in Plains, Ga., through his national bid for the White House. Some of the keepsakes in the gallery include a book detailing the duties of the president, prints of paintings by Cater, and childhood photos of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.

“It’s very fitting that the world’s busiest airport honors Mr. Carter, the first and only native Georgian to become president of the United States,” says David Vogt, airport art program manager. “His unwavering stance on human rights has improved the quality of life for countless people around the world.”

The free exhibit also showcases efforts of The Carter Center, an Atlanta, Ga.-based non-governmental organization dedicated to advancing human rights and alleviating human suffering; the center’s efforts include leading the campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease and observing free elections in more than 30 countries.

“This exhibit promises to be an unforgettable experience for our travelers,” Vogt says. “It is a thought-provoking conversational piece that will have passengers wanting to make a difference. The full exhibit can be viewed at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum near downtown Atlanta.”

“Jimmy Carter: Georgia’s Native Son” can be found in the walkway that connects the main security area and Concourse T through July.

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