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Special Events at the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum

The Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library provides a unique experience for the visitor. Through displays of room settings, objects, documents, photographs, audio, and video, visitors can acquire a close-up view of the modern American Presidency.

Changing exhibits are drawn from the library and museum collections or are based on themes relating to the presidency and American political history. Many of these are traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution, other Presidential Libraries, and other museums around the world.

CURRENT SCHEDULE

Free Sreening - Director Kamala Lopez -"Equal Means Equal"
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 6:30

Screening/Discussion.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

As part of Women's Equality Day, we will have a screening of the film Equal Means Equal. This documentary, which won "Best US documentary Film" at the 2016 Michael Moore Film Festival, is being shown on this date across the country to highlight the reality that women in America still do not have equality. We'll follow the 90 minute film with a panel discussion led by Judy Langford, who served as Rosalynn Carter's chief aide for the ERA campaign. There is more information about the film at http://equalmeansequal.com/




Nancy Mitchell - "Jimmy Carter in Africa"
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:00

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Drawing on candid interviews with President Carter, as well as key U.S. and foreign diplomats, and on a dazzling array of international archival sources, Nancy Mitchell offers a timely reevaluation of the Carter administration and of the man himself. In the face of two major tests, Jimmy Carter in Africa presents a stark portrait of how deeply Cold War politics and racial justice were intertwined.




EXHIBIT - COMING SOON!!!!- "Our Sister's Keeper: Photography by Marie Plako"
September 13, 2016 - December 13, 2016

Free with Paid Admission to Museum.

"Our Sister's Keeper" includes 36 stunning images of women and children from India, Mexico, Ghana and Peru. The photographs show the strength and beauty of women around the world, in support of The Carter Center's Forum on Women.




Joseph Lelyveld - "His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt"
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Pulitzer Prize winning author Joseph Lelyveld provides an intimate and hugely insightful account of Franklin Roosevelt's final months of life, when, despite a dire medical prognosis, he was determined to be re-elected, deal with Stalin, and bring the war to a successful conclusion.




Sonny Seals and George Hart - HISTORIC RURAL CHURCHES OF GEORGIA
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Historic Rural Churches of Georgia presents forty-seven early houses of worship from all areas of the state. Nearly three hundred stunning color photographs capture the simple elegance of these sanctuaries and their surrounding grounds and cemeteries. This book is a project of the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia organization, whose mission is the preservation of historic rural churches across the state and the documentation of their history since their founding.




Colson Whitehead - "The Underground Railroad"
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel
Ticketed Event
Purchase tickets from A Cappella Books (http://www.acappellabooks.com)

Pulitzer Prize finalist Colson Whitehead is a New York Times bestselling author, a recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a MacArthur Fellowship. His novel tells the story of Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her of the Underground Railroad and they plot their escape. Things do not go as planned.



Don Burris - "From Tragedy to Triumph: in the Pursuit of Looted Art-Altmann, Benningson, Portrait of Wally, Von Saher and their Progeny"
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Don Burris is a California-based attorney. His presentation on Nazi-looted artwork during the Second World War drew wide acclaim at the 2016 Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference.Join us for a look at the worldwide efforts to recover artwork stolen by the Nazis.




Daniel Demeter - "Lens on Syria"
Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:00pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Lens on Syria offers a unique visual experience of pre-war Syria and serves as an invaluable record of the country's long history, rich heritage, and diverse culture.




Wenonah Hauter - "The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment"
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Wenonah Hauter, one of the nation's leading public interest advocates, argues that the rush to fracking is dangerous to the environment and treacherous to human health. Frackopoly describes how the fracking industry began; the technologies that make it possible; and the destruction and poisoning of clean water sources and the release of harmful radiation from deep inside shale deposits, creating what the author calls "sacrifice zones" across the American landscape.




Kaye Minchew - "A President in our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia"
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free & Open to the Public.

Roosevelt visited Georgia forty-one times between 1924 and 1945. This rich gathering of photographs and remembrances documents the vital role of Georgia's people and places in FDR's rise from his position as a despairing politician daunted by disease to his role as a revered leader who guided the country through its worst depression and a world war.




Alan Wieder - "Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation"
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Drawing from over one hundred interviews of people who knew and worked with Studs, Alan Wieder creates a multi-dimensional portrait of a run-of-the-mill guy from Chicago who, in public life, became an acclaimed author, raconteur, while managing, in his private life, to remain a mensch.




Kathryn Smith - "The Gatekeeper"
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum.
Free & Open to the Public.

The Gatekeeper is the first biography of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration. Widely considered the first female president chief of staff, Marguerite "Missy" LeHand was the right-hand women to FDR-both personally and professionally--for more than twenty years. Although her official title as personal secretary was relatively humble, her power and influence were unparalleled.




Ambassador John Campbell - "Morning in South Africa"
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 6:30pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Despite calls to undermine South Africa's 1994 Political settlement characterized by human rights guarantees and the rule of law, distinguished diplomat John Campbell argues that the country's future is bright and that its democratic institutions will weather its current lackluster governance. He'll explain why in this talk sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.




Doroty Padgett - "Jimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts"
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel.
Free & Open to the Public.

While the basic story of Jimmy Carter's rise from peanut farmer to President is well known, it has never been told from the perspective of a "soldier" in the Peanut Brigade. Dorothy Padgett, with an earthy, honest, and Southern voice, tells the story as if new to all of us. Humor and insight abound in this direct telling of how a peanut farmer from Georgia became President and leader of the United States. The secret is in his character, his morality, and in his being truly human.




Robert Strauss - "Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents"
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free & Open to the Public.

Worst. President. Ever. Flips the great presidential biography on its head, offering an enlightening - and highly entertaining! - account of poor James Buchanan's presidency to prove once and for all that, well, few leaders could have done worse.




Andrew Young & Andrea Young - "Andrew Young and the making of Modern Atlanta"
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:00pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel.
Free & Open to the Public.

ANDREW YOUNG AND THE MAKING OF MODERN ATLANTA tells the story of the decisions that shaped Atlanta's growth from a small, provincial Deep South city to an international metropolis impacting and influencing global affairs. When Mayor William Hartsfield coined the term "City too Busy to Hate" in the 1950s, who would have imagined that within fifty years Atlanta would have the world's busiest airport, rank as the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States or, that this once racially-segregated city would host the Centennial Olympic Games and play host to the world in 1996?




Heather Ann Thompson - "Blood in the Water"
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Blood in the Water is the first definitive account of the infamous 1971 Attica prison uprising, the state's violent response, and the victims' decades-long quest for justice--including information never released to the public--published to coincide with the forty-fifth anniversary of this historic event.



The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. *LAST ADMISSIONS SALES TIME IS 4:15pm*. Admission is $8.00 - Adults; $6.00 - Seniors (60+), Military, and students with IDs; Free - Children (16 and under).  Parking - Free.  The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. For more information, please call 404-865-7100.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia   30307-1498
Telephone: (404) 865-7100
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