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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.

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EXHIBIT !!!!!

WAR FROM THE VICTIMS' PERSPECTIVE
March 14, 2015 - June 28, 2015



EXHIBIT!!!!
"War from the Victims’ Perspective"
Photographs by Jean Mohr
March 14, 2015 – June 28, 2015

Portrait-of-a-Greek-refugee-Larnaca-Cyprus-1976-©Jean-Mohr-Musée-de-l’Elysée

Portrait-of-a-Greek-refugee-Larnaca-Cyprus-1976-©Jean-Mohr-Musée-de-l’Elysée

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross & the First Geneva Convention. This exhibition of sixty photographs by Swiss photographer Jean Mohr 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 Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, and the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



Terry Alford
"Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth

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.


James Scott
"Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

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.


Alan Axelrod
"Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:30-9:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Our Auntie Rosa

Alan Axelrod's Lost Destiny 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.


Lawrence Jackson & Alex SayF Cummings
"City by City"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Africa's Peacemaker

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.


Martin Frost & Tom Davis
"The Partisan Divide"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

The Partisan Divide

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.


Marja Mills
"The Mockingbird Next Door"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

The Mockingbird Next Door

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.


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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