Rosalynn Carter transformed the role of the first lady by taking a more activist position, setting up offices in White House's East Wing. She championed mental health, the Equal Rights Amendment and advocated for the elderly and childhood immunization. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Alongside her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, she volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and served as vice chair of the Carter Center for peace and human rights. She died Nov. 19 at 96.
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