Smith snubs President Carter
many people have refused to shake hands with an ex-President of the
United States? Well, that's exactly what Jacqueline Smith did.
Carter first visited the Protest Site in December 1991 at the insistence
of his Daughter Amy, who was studying at Memphis College of Art. President
Carter spent time with Jacqueline to understand the aspirations of the
Protest, he said he would not visit the museum. However two and a half
years later, President Carter collected a Freedom Award, along with
an alleged payment of $25,000. Sadly he broke his promise and accepted
his awards at the museum.
his visit, he then crossed the road to shake hands and talk, however
Jacqueline Smith told him that she could not shake his hand on principle
and that she was ashamed of him. President Carter left soon afterwards,
having explained to Jacqueline that he still respected her opinions.
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