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|
- 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...
- Jonathan Jordan - "American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in WWII" - Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
"American Warlords" is the story of the greatest ?team of rivals? since the days of Lincoln. Drawing upon a wealth of primary sources, "American Warlords" goes behind closed doors to give readers an intimate, often surprising view of titans who led America from isolation to the summit of global power. Written in a robust, engaging style, author Jonathan W. Jordan offers a vivid portrait of four extraordinary Americans in the eye of war?s hurricane. 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...
- Martin Frost & Tom Davis
- "The Partisan Divide" - Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis is a fascinating "must-read" for the historically and politically curious - as well as every citizen of the United States!During their 40 years in Congress, Martin Frost and Tom Davis were the field generals for their respective parties, each serving two terms as chair of the Democratic and Republican House campaign committees. Now they have joined forces - along with columnist Richard Cohen - in an effort to save Congress from itself. 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...