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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 !!!!!

KONGO across the WATERS
May 17, 2014 - September 21, 2014



EXHIBIT!!!!
"KONGO across the WATERS
Saturday, May 17, 201 through Sunday, September 21, 2014
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
Free with Paid Admission to the Museum

Kongo across the Waters
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This magnificent collection showcases art and artifacts from one of the world’s premier collections at the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium and from collections across the U.S.

It is the centerpiece of the year-long, citywide celebration "Africa Atlanta 2014"( AfricaAtlanta.org ) organized by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in collaboration with the Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta.

KONGO across the WATERS will explore connections between the art and culture of the Kongo peoples of western Central Africa and African American art and culture in the United States.

KONGO across the WATERS is a collaborative project by the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida and the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium.


CURRENT SCHEDULE




Charles Lewis
"935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:15pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

author of 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity

Charles Lewis, a pioneer of journalistic objectivity, looks at the various ways in which truth can be manipulated and distorted by governments, corporations, even lone individuals. He shows how truth is often distorted or diminished by delay: truth in time can save terrible erroneous choices.


Lawrence Wright
"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments

With his hallmark insight into the forces at play in the Middle East and his acclaimed journalistic skill, Lawrence Wright takes us through each of the thirteen days of the Camp David conference, delving deeply into the issues and enmities between the two nations, explaining the relevant background to the conflict and to all the major participants at the conference, from the three heads of state to their mostly well-known seconds working furiously behind the scenes. What emerges is not what we've come to think of as an unprecedented yet "simple" peace.


Simon Winchester
"The Men Who United the States"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:15pm
Program at the Decatur Library..Georgia Center for the Book
Free and Open to the Public

Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic delivers his first book about America: a fascinating look at the men whose efforts and achievements helped unify the States and create one cohesive nation.


Yamma Brown
"Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me"
Reading/Book Signing
Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me

Being the child of a global superstar is never easy, but being the daughter of the “Hardest Working Man in Show Business”—that’s a category unto itself. Hear Yamma Brown talk about wanting her father’s attention, but fame, drugs, jail, and the complicated women in James Brown’s life set the stage for an uncommon childhood.


Michael Ross
"The Great New Orleans Kidnapping"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments

"Michael Ross - The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case has all the elements one might expect from a legal thriller set in nineteenth-century New Orleans. Child abduction and voodoo. 'Quadroons.' A national headline-grabbing trial. Plus an intrepid creole detective.... A terrific job of sleuthing and storytelling, right through to the stunning epilogue." - Lawrence N. Powell, author of The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans.


Bob Herbert
"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America

From longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its way.Today, the gap between the wealthy and everyone else has widened dramatically, the nation’s physical plant is crumbling, and the inability to find decent work is a plague on a generation. Herbert traces where we went wrong and spotlights the drastic and dangerous shift of political power from ordinary Americans to the corporate and financial elite.


James Copnall
"A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce

There is no sadder nor more useful time to write the history of South Sudan’s creation than at its collapse. Just two and a half years since its launch, after decades of conflict with the Khartoum regime to the north, the world’s newest nation is riven by its own civil war.


Ben Wynne
"In tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America

Author and historian Ben Wynne takes us on a musical journey through the South with his new book " In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers and the Roots of American Music."


Nan Marshall
"What would George Do: Advice from our Founding Father"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

What would George Do: Advice from our Founding Father

Author Nan Marshall takes a refreshing look at our everyday world and gives some helpful tips using George Washington's words of wisdom. As voters prepare to go to the polls for the November elections, Marshall provides a much-needed guide to civility. Stan Deaton, senior historian for the Georgia Historical Society, joins Marshall for this conversation.


Ritu Sharma
"Teach A Woman to Fish"
Lecture/Book Signing
Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Teach A Woman to Fish

As the old axiom goes: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” But teach a woman to fish, and everyone eats for a lifetime. In this firsthand account, Ritu Sharma shares how women can, and are, overcoming the forces that keep them in poverty.


Rick Bragg
"Jerry Lee Lewis"
Reading/Book Signing
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments

Rick Bragg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Bard of the American South will be serving up one of the consummate and most colorful of Southern stories—a firsthand account of the singularly scandalous life of one of the greatest rock and rollers of all time. With JERRY LEE LEWIS: His Own Story, Bragg has tracked down the man himself and for the first time shares Lewis’s often outrageous story as no one else ever could—straight from the legend’s mouth.


Nuruddin Farah
“Hiding in Plain Sight: A Novel"
Reading/Book Signing
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 2:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Novel

A new departure in theme and setting for “the most important African novelist to emerge in the past twenty-five years” (The New York Review of Books) Hiding in Plain Sight, is a profound exploration of the tensions between freedom and obligation and the ways gender and sexual preference define us.


Tom Chaffin
"Giant's Causeway: Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary"
Lecture/Book Signing
Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Giant's Causeway: Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary

In the first major narrative account of a transformational episode in the life of this extraordinary American, Tom Chaffin chronicles Fredrick Douglass’ 1845-47 lecture tour of Ireland, Scotland, and England. Drawn from hundreds of letters, diaries, and other primary-source documents - many heretofore unpublished - this far-reaching tale includes vivid portraits of personages who shaped Douglass and his world, including the Irish nationalists Daniel O'Connell and John Mitchel, British prime minister Robert Peel, abolitionist John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln.


Hugh Howard
"Houses of Civil War America"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments

This is a revealing historical and photographic tour of the homes of influential Civil War figures, including Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, Stonewall Jackson, and others. Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and a fitting sequel to Houses of the Presidents, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA takes readers into the daily lives of the most important historical figures in the nation-defining conflict. From modest abolitionist homes to the plantations of the antebellum south. Howard and Straus bring the most intimate moments of the war to life. With insightful narrative and gorgeous photography, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA demonstrates-through these landmark homes-the nation we were and the nation we became.


Julian Zelizer
"THE FIERCE URGENCY of NOW: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

THE FIERCE URGENCY of NOW

A professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, gives a majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces that shaped it, from Lyndon Johnson and members of Congress to the civil rights movement and the media.


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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