Jimmy Carter recalls his most cherished possessions, including one special Christmas gift.
Jimmy Carter shares memories of gathering in the living room to listen to favorite programs on the family’s battery-operated radio. One of his most vivid memories, centers around a heavy-weight boxing match between Joe Lewis and Max Schmeling.
Jimmy Carter describes his appreciation of the earth and the importance of honoring nature’s gifts by preserving the land and sustaining wildlife habitat for future generations to enjoy.
Jimmy Carter recalls the building that served as a blacksmith and carpentry shop, one of the first places he was able to work alongside his father. He describes the many skills he acquired from his father and Jack Clark, supervisor for the Carter farm.
Jimmy Carter explains the life lessons learned from Jack and Rachel Clark while staying at their home while his parents traveled. He learned the basic rudiments of life and priorities that human beings should accrue. He also gained insight into how sharecroppers and day laborers lived in a segregated society.
Jimmy Carter recalls a typical workday on the farm, describing common tasks and his first real lesson in farming on his own.
President Jimmy Carter illustrates how the barn was the center of attention on the family’s farm in Plains. He describes one experience in particular as ‘one of the turning points’ in his life.
President Jimmy Carter welcomes Japanese students in his hometown as part of an annual exchange program. Each year, Japanese students come to Americus through a partnership to make new friends and learn about our country. Then each spring, Sumter County middle and High students do the same in Japan.