Omaha community leader Preston Love Jr. reflects on meeting former President Jimmy Carter
OMAHA, Neb. (Nebraska) — Following the news that former President Jimmy Carter is in hospice care and in the final stages of his life, many Americans are reflecting on his life and career.
Among them is North Omaha activist Preston Love Jr. He told 3 News Now about his experience meeting Carter. In 1983, Love said he was working for the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who at the time was considering running for president.
While they were helping to register black voters, they visited Carter at his home in Georgia for Jackson to get his advice.
“He was so humble. He was the President of the United States. He was governor. He was a very humble person,” Love said.
He also pointed to the inclusive Carter administration and strong relationships with the black community in Georgia.