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The Democratic National Convention Committee and Obama for America announced Tuesday that former President Jimmy Carter will speak at the 2012 DNC by video.

"President Carter is one of the greatest humanitarian leaders of our time and a champion of democracy around the globe," said 2012 Democratic National Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa. "A lifelong champion of human rights and investments in education and energy to spur economic development, President Carter will provide unique insight into President Obama's ability to move our country forward and why we need his vision and leadership for a second term."

The DNCC has previously announced that First Lady Michelle Obama and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, they keynote speaker, will address the convention on its opening night, Tuesday, September 4, at Time Warner Cable Arena. Former President Bill Clinton and Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will deliver speeches on the second night, Wednesday, September 5, at the arena. Both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will deliver their acceptance speeches on the final night of the convention, Thursday, September 6, at Bank of America Stadium.

Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) is the thirty-ninth president of the United States, serving from January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981.