Each of the four former living presidents will mourn 41
Former President Jimmy Carter will join his Democratic counterparts Bill Clinton and Barack Obama at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, assuring that all of America’s former living presidents will attend the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush.
Former President George W. Bush will eulogize his father and President Donald Trump will attend, but not speak.
President Carter, who will be joined by his wife Rosalynn Carter, is not expected to speak.
President Bush, the 41st president, died Friday at the age of 94.
A spokeswoman for the Carter Center, said Carter plans to return to Atlanta later Wednesday to participate in a human rights panel discussion.
Carter plans to be on a panel Wednesday night with Rabbi Jill Jacobs of T’ruah, the Rabbinical Call for Human Rights; and Imam Omar Suleiman of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a United Nations document that lays out an individual’s inalienable rights.
Ernie Suggs is an enterprise reporter covering race and culture for the AJC since 1997. A 1990 graduate of N.C. Central University and a 2009 Harvard University Nieman Fellow, he is also the former vice president of the National Association of Black Journalists. His obsession with Prince, Spike Lee movies, Hamilton and the New York Yankees is odd.