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Remembering Mrs. Carter

WGSS Remembers Mrs. Carter

Emory's Department of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies mourns the passing of former first lady Rosalynn Carter on Nov. 19th, 2023 and will cherish her partnership with Emory University as a valued friend and continued advocate of women's rights.

Mrs. Carter was deeply involved in her support of women's rights and equality throughout her partnership with Emory. She served as distinguished fellow from 1989 - 2018 of what was formerly known as Emory's Institute for Women's Studies, and known now as, following 2011, the Department of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS). 

Throughout a nearly three-decade association with the WGSS, she regularly hosted WGSS undergraduate classes at The Carter Center, where students learned about her work on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) as well as other issues and could ask her questions in an intimate setting. 

For more info on Mrs. Carter's association with Emory University check out this article.

Below are some photos and memories of the WGSS faculty and undergraduate body meeting with Mrs. Carter.