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Statement on the Death of Margaret Mead

November 15, 1978

Margaret Mead's life was impressively full and productive. Beginning with the publication of "Coming of Age in Samoa," half a century ago, she brought the humane insights of cultural anthropology to a public of millions. In her life as in her thought, she went wherever her probing intelligence would take her. Intrepid and independent, she was a model for several generations of young Americans, especially women. She was loved for her compassionate belief that varying cultural patterns express an underlying human unity.

Jimmy Carter, Statement on the Death of Margaret Mead Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244144

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