Jimmy Carter receives LBJ Foundation award for global work

The LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award was presented to former President Jimmy Carter Wednesday in recognition of his global work in public service, human rights and peace.

The award was presented during a private event at the Carter Center.

Representing the Johnson family were Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson. They are the daughters of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

“Throughout his rich and fruitful life, President Carter has shown a deep commitment to fostering liberty and ensuring justice for all, ideals that President Johnson held dear,” Larry Temple, chairman of the LBJ Foundation, said in a release.

The two leaders never met, but as governor of Georgia, Carter sent former President Johnson a handwritten note in December 1972, after a Civil Rights Symposium Johnson had convened at his presidential library. It read in part, “I have long admired you personally and deeply appreciate your tremendous and unprecedented achievements as president.”