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February 3, 2007

Albany -- A new exhibit at the Thronateeska Heritage Center tells all about our 39th President during his childhood years.

Plains, Georgia touts itself as President Jimmy Carter's hometown, but what many people don't know is that Carter grew up in a town just a few miles west.

Carter's boyhood home is actually in Archery, Ga. His family was only one of two white families with an estate there. The exhibit is running in conjuction with Black History Month, for the impact African Americans had on Carter growing up.

"He spent a lot of time with the Clarks there in Archery, and it really just taught him the life lessons that just shaped his presidency. That just showed him how important it was for segregation to end," said Allison Anthony.

The exhibite is available through the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. You can check out the exhibit for free at Thronateeska. Hours are from 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays.

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