Today marks the tenth anniversary of President Jimmy Carter receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.
“The Nobel Peace Prize 2002 was awarded to Jimmy Carter ‘for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.'” –Nobelprize.org, the Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize
We invite you all to visit the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum to see the Peace Prize on display in the museum. While you’re in town, it might interest you to know that Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize is also nearby at The King Center!
Educators might also be interested to know that our website provides educational resources that highlight issues surrounding peace initiatives and the Nobel Peace Prize with regards to the life of Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center’s Peace Programs. Check out “The President’s Travels,” a geography-based curriculum guide to the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum experience. It uses the life and times of President Carter as a springboard to teach students about the world. Unit 19 of the curriculum focuses on “Waging Peace – The Nobel Peace Prize.”
The text from the Nobel lecture given by Jimmy Carter in Oslo on December 10th, 2002 is available on our website, as well.
Take this Nobel Prize Quiz to find out how much you know about the Nobel Prize and the founder of the Prize, Alfred Nobel. Let us know how you fare by leaving a comment here!