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“Jimmy Carter: Georgia’s Native Son” Exhibit Opens at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

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The next time you are waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, visit a president, and get to know “Jimmy Carter: Georgia’s Native Son.” This large exhibit flanks both sides of the corridor between Security and Concourse T and is packed with rare photos, art, and artifacts giving viewers a snapshot of President Carter’s life as a peanut farmer, a romantic, a politician, a president, a humanitarian, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

“The exhibit is special because it’s Jimmy Carter, the only president from Georgia.” said David Vogt, airport art program manager. “From the art program perspective it was important for us to highlight and showcase the new Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, as well as to tout one of the most famous Georgians to the international audience we see daily here at the airport.”

Vogt’s favorite memorabilia is an inscribed portrait from a young Jimmy Carter to a young Rosalynn Smith.  Visitors have until July 2011 to view the exhibit and discover their own favorites.

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    Thomas Hofer on July 19, 2010 at 9:45 am

    The exhibit at the Atlanta airport is most appropriate, and I fully support it. I wish I could come to Atlanta and see it myself. I became a U. S. citizen in January 1976 and voted for Jimmy Carter that same year. I again voted for him in 1980. And finally, I agree with Nobel Committee Chairman Gunnar Berge who stated that Jimmy Carter “is a most worthy recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.”

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    Charlotte Fairchild on July 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I have been to the Carter Center several times and seen these artifacts, heard speakers, and seen former President Carter and Mrs. Carter at the dedication of the updated Carter Center. It touches my heart that people will see this display and perhaps be inspired to make a difference.

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