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|
PRESIDENT CARTER AT THE MARTIN LUTHER KING PEACE AWARD CEREMONY - NPC Film Collection 9M-186 1/14/1979 Clip: President Jimmy Carter at Ebenezer Baptist Church singing, "We Shall Overcome" with Martin Luther King, Sr., Coretta Scott King, Andrew Young, Benjamin Mayes and Jesse Hill, Jr. after receiving the Martin Luther King Jr. Non-Violent Peace Prize Award.
[ We Shall Overcome ]
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|
- David Rothkopf - "National Insecurity: American Leadership in the Age of Fear" - Thursday, February 19, 2015 - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
National Insecurity is the gripping story of a superpower in crisis, seeking to adapt to a rapidly changing world, sometimes showing inspiring resilience - but often undone by the human flaws of those at the top, the mismanagement of its own system, the temptation to concentrate too much power within the hands of too few in the White House itself, and an unwillingness to draw the right lessons from the recent past. Nonetheless, within that story are unmistakable clues to a way forward that can help restore American leadership. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council. more...
- Adekeye Adebajo - "Africa's Peacemakers" - Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
As Africa and its diaspora commemorate fifty years of post-independence Pan-Africanism, this unique volume provides profound insight into the thirteen prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950. more...
- Kabir Sehgal - "Coined:The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us" - Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
In Coined: The Rich Life of Money And How Its History Has Shaped Us, author Kabir Sehgal casts aside our workaday assumptions about money and takes the reader on a global quest to uncover a deeper understanding of the relationship between money and humankind. More than a mere history of its subject, Coined probes the conceptual origins and evolution of money by examining it through the multiple lenses of disciplines as varied as biology, psychology, anthropology, and theology. more...
- Joseph Califano - "The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson" - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
From Lyndon Johnson's closest domestic adviser during the White House years comes a book in which "Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his raw and earthy glory" (The New York Times Book Review) that's been called "a joy to read" (Stephen Ambrose, The Washington Post Book World). And now, a new introductory essay brings the reader up to date on Johnson's impact on America today. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council. more...
- 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...
- Barney Frank - "Frank" - Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm - Reading/Booksigning - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel - Free and Open to the Public
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...
- 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...