Nov 19, 2023 - News

Rosalynn Carter in photos: First Lady, humanitarian, advocate, mom

Rosalynn Carter was a vocal champion for causes like mental health reform, support for seniors and other issues. Photo: Universal History Archive / Contributor; HUM Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

A mental health advocate. A devoted mom. A loving and supporting spouse.

  • And a First Lady who visited refugee camps in Thailand and welcomed Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash to the White House.

Rosalynn Carter lived a rich and interesting life larger than titles.

  • Below are just a few photos from her incredible journey from Plains to Washington and beyond.
A photo of Rosalynn Carter carrying siding at a Habitat for Humanity work site.
At a 2005 Habitat for Humanity project in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Photo: R. Diamond/WireImage
Rosalynn Carter holds a t shirt while sitting a table with her family
Jimmy Carter's mother, Lillian, shows off a new "Jimmy Carter" T-shirt with Rosalynn. The shirt was presented to them during the grand opening of a Plains restaurant. Amy Carter, Jimmy and Rosalynn's daughter, is seated at the right. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images
A photo of the Carters welcoming Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash at the White House
The Carters chat with singers Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter, and their son after a Flag Day ceremony at the Capitol. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images
Four people pose on a podium with a giant pyramid in the background
The Carters pose for a picture with Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat and First Lady Jehan near the great pyramids of Egypt in 1979. Photo: CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images
A photo of Rosalynn Carter brushing her daughter Amy's hair in front of an old car during a campaign stop
Rosalynn Carter combs the hair of her daughter Amy during a presidential campaign stop. Photo: Owen Franken/Corbis via Getty Images

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