Statement From Dr. Bernice a. King, Ceo of the King Center, on the Passing of Former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter

The King Center and King family mourn the loss of former First lady, Rosalynn Carter, a remarkable woman. Mrs. Carter was a powerful and strong force in President Carter’s life and was often his most ardent advisor on many of the issues facing our nation during and after his presidency. Our founder and my mother, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, shared a special relationship with Mrs. Carter around issues impacting women, especially the Equal Rights Amendment. In 1988, Mrs. Carter, my mother, my aunt Dr. Christine King Farris, and 12 other Georgia women co-founded the Georgia Chapter of The International Women’s Forum (IWF), an organization initially formed to identify and nurture local female leadership.

President Carter and the entire Carter family are in our prayers. The King Center stands with our nation in honoring the life and legacy of this exemplary humanitarian.

CEO, The King Center
Dr. Bernice A. King