19th October, 1967
Amy Lynn Carter was born in Plains, Georgia. She is an American activist. She is the daughter of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter. Carter entered the limelight as she lived as a child in the White House during the Carter presidency. In 1970 her father was elected Governor of Georgia, and then in 1976, President of the United States. Amy moved to Atlanta and attended her senior year of high school at Woodward Academy. Carter later became known for her political activism, participating in a number of sit-ins and protests during the 1980s and early 1990s, aimed at changing U.S. foreign policy towards South African apartheid and Central America. Along with activist Abbie Hoffman and 13 others, she was arrested during a 1986 demonstration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for protesting CIA recruitment there. She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree (BFA) from the Memphis College of Art and a master's degree in art history from Tulane University in New Orleans. Carter illustrated her father's 1995 children's book The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer.