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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




Elena Conis
"Vaccine Nation: America's Changing Relationship with Immunization"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Vaccine Nation: America's Changing Relationship with Immunization

Vaccine Nation opens in the 1960s, when government scientists—triumphant following successes combating polio and smallpox—considered how the country might deploy new vaccines against what they called the “milder” diseases, including measles, mumps, and rubella. In the years that followed, Conis reveals, vaccines fundamentally changed how medical professionals, policy administrators, and ordinary Americans came to perceive the diseases they were designed to prevent.


Bryan Stevenson
"Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Vaccine Nation: America's Changing Relationship with Immunization

Bryan Stevenson is a distinguished NYU law professor and MacArthur grant recipient who was recently appointed by President Obama to a newly created task force on community policing. The New York Times selected Just Mercy as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2014. “[It] demonstrates, as powerfully as any book on criminal justice that I’ve ever read, the extent to which brutality, unfairness, and racial bias continue to infect criminal law in the United States.”—David Cole, The New York Review of Books.


Sheila McCauley Keys & Eddie Allen Jr.
"Our Auntie Rosa"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Our Auntie Rosa

About OUR AUNTIE ROSA: Most people know Rosa Parks as the courageous civil rights activist whose sacrifices, along with those of many others, made it possible for us to live in a more just society today. What the majority of her admirers throughout the world don’t know is that she was also a model of excellence in daily life, and was a devoted mother figure to her niece, Sheila McCauley Keys, and Sheila’s twelve siblings.

Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons by Sheila McCauley Keys with Eddie B. Allen, Jr. (Tarcher/Penguin; January 2015), presents a collection of never-before-seen photos, letters, and family stories that pay tribute to Rosa Parks and show the woman behind the legend. “Auntie Rosa,” as Sheila and her siblings called her, left the south for Detroit in 1957, where she reconnected with her only sibling, Sylvester McCauley, and his thirteen children. In the years that followed, Parks became a guiding force and inspiration to her nieces and nephews, and in this remarkable book, they share with readers the great wisdom of their Auntie Rosa.


David Rothkopf
"National Insecurity: American Leadership in the Age of Fear"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

National Insecurity: American Leadership in the Age of Fear

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.


Kabir Sehgal
"Coined:The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

National Insecurity: American Leadership in the Age of Fear

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.


Joseph Califano
"The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson

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.


Jim Auchmutey
"Class of '65"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Class of 65

“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.


Alan Axelrod
"Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, May 19, at 6:30-9:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Our Auntie Rosa

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.


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. 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 404-865-7101.

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