Rosalynn Carter

Our first interviewee was 2001 inductee, former first lady, and lifelong advocate of women and children, Rosalynn Carter. Interviewer Michael Schulder featured part of their conversation in an episode of his Wavemaker podcast. Here, Rosalynn Carter shares stories from her active role in the women’s rights movement, the resistance she encountered advocating for the Equal Rights Amendment, the backstory of the first federally funded National Women’s Conference, the personal encounters that triggered her early advocacy of mental health coverage, and her days growing up in Plains, Georgia. As you’ll hear, Mrs. Carter’s full immersion in the issues she cares most about continues well into the present: