Welcome to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is part of the Presidential Library system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal government agency.
|News & Announcements|
NEW EXHIBIT!! War from the Victims' Perspective/Photographs by Jean Mohr/March 14, 2015 - June 28, 2015 - In honor of the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross & the First Geneva Convention. This exhibition of sixty photographs depicts the drama of civilians trapped by war. These striking images masterfully balance sensitivity and rigor, emotion and reflection, art and documentary evidence. They put a face on the human suffering. This exhibition was produced by the Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, and the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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NEW CURRICULUM!!! - The President's Travels - The President's Travels is NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD: 19 Units, covering grades 2 - 12, all GPS-correlated, based on primary sources from our holdings, and covering a breadth of content areas: Geography, U. S. History, Civics, Energy & Environment, Human Rights, U. S. Foreign Policy, Science & Health, Current Events, the Middle-East, Segregation & Civil Rights, even Character Education
[ THE PRESIDENT'S TRAVELS ]
FIELD TRIP SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM!!!! - The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum and the Coca-Cola Foundation have generously established funding for the Carter Library to provide transportation funds for Georgia schools to use when bringing students to our newly-renovated museum for educational activities.
[ Field Trip Sponsorship Program ]
CIVIL WAR HISTORY: Atlanta and Copenhill - An Article written by James A. Yancey, Jr., Former Archivist, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. The Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library are located on prime property that has been the scene of several historically significant events during Atlanta's relatively brief history.
[ The Civil War ]
|Exhibits & Events|
- Jim Auchmutey - "Class of 65" - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
"The Class of '65 is a rich and revealing portrait of one place and its people at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, a moment when millions of ordinary white Americans confronted the greatest moral test of a generation, and failed terribly. But it is also a story of redemption, over long decades, for a special few whose willingness to reconsider the past, and their own role in its errors and terrors, could be a model for Americans in the troubled times we face today." Douglas A. Blackmon, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Slavery by Another Name. more...
- Discussion of " ISIS: First Syria and Iraq. Then Libya. What's Next?" - Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 6:30pm until 8:30pm- Open Discussion - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
The Carter Presidential Library, Carter Center and World Affairs Council of Atlanta present a discussion of " ISIS: First Syria and Iraq. Then Libya. What's Next?" The Honorable Robert Stephen Ford, former Ambassador to Syria and Algeria will be the special guest. Please register at http://wacatl.robinson.gsu.edu/programs/ more...
- Barney Frank - "Frank" - Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm - Reading/Booksigning - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel - This is a ticketed event. Individual tickets are $30 and include one book, while Couples tickets are $40 and also include one book.
In "Frank", a candid and witty political memoir, Barney Frank relates his journey from the outskirts of New York City to Boston's city hall and the Massachusetts legislature, and then to the U.S. Congress, where he played a vital role in the struggle for personal freedom and economic fairness for more than four decades. more...
- Terry Alford - "Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth" - Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
In "Fortune's Fool," Terry Alford provides the first comprehensive look at the life of an enigmatic figure whose life has been overshadowed by his final, infamous act. Tracing Booth's story from his uncertain childhood in Maryland, characterized by a difficult relationship with his famous actor father, to his successful acting career on stages across the country, Alford offers a nuanced picture of Booth as a public figure, performer, and deeply troubled man. more...
- James Scott
- "Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor" - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
Based on scores of never-before-published records drawn from archives across four continents as well as new interviews with survivors, Target Tokyo is World War II history of the highest order: a harrowing adventure story that also serves as a pivotal reexamination of one of America?s most daring military operations. more...
- Alan Axelrod - "Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London" - Tuesday, May 19, at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
Alan Axelrod's Lost Desiny is a rare exploration of the origin of today's controversial military drones as well as a searing and unforgettable story of heroism, WWII, and the Kennedy dynasty that might have been more...
- Lawrence Jackson & Alex SayF Cummings, - "City by City" - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
City by City is a collection of essays about the present and future of American cities. These essays look closely at the forces-gentrification, underemployment, politics, culture, and crime-that shape urban life. Lawrence Jackson's essay is entitled "Christmas in Baltimore" and is a reminiscence of living Black and male in Atlanta and Baltimore, structured around a trip home for the funeral of a childhood friend. Alex Sayf Cummings' essay is entitled "Atlanta's BeltLine Meets the Voters". Cummings tells the story of the BeltLine, an ambitious plan to expand public transportation to the suburbs of Atlanta. Opposition to the proposal comes, surprisingly, from the political left as well as the right: by making the newly-connected neighborhoods "nicer," the plan acts is gentrification disguised as philanthropy. more...
- Marja Mills - "The Mockingbird Next Door" - Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel's celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door to Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation-and a great friendship. This is the story of that friendship. more...