Today in History
October 11, 2002
A third U.S. President wins the Nobel Peace Prize
On October 11, 2002, former President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize for "decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development." The presentation cites Carter's mediation of peace talks between Israel and Egypt at Camp David in 1978 as a major achievement of Carter's presidency (1977-1981), for which the prize was overdue. After leaving office, Carter and wife Rosalynn establish the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering. In 1999, they are awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.
Today's Feature History Article
After fighting neglected diseases in Africa for a quarter century, former president Jimmy Carter takes on one of the continent's biggest killers malaria
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