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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


Ibrahim Fraihat
"Unfinished Revolutions"
Lecture/Book Signing
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Unfinished Revolutions

A respected commentator on Middle Eastern politics, Ibrahim Fraihat examines three countries grappling with political transitions in the wake of the Arab Spring: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia. Fraihat argues that to attain enduring peace and stability, post-revolution states must engage in inclusive national reconciliation processes with the support of women, civil society, and tribes.


William Geroux
"The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats"
Lecture/Book Signing
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats

One of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community's monumental contribution to that effort.


Meg Jacobs
"Panic At The Pump"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Panic At The Pump

In Panic at the Pump, Meg Jacobs shows how a succession of crises beginning with the 1973 Arab oil embargo prompted American politicians to seek energy independence, and how their failure to do so shaped the world we live in. When the crisis hit, the Democratic Party was divided, with older New Deal liberals who prized access to affordable energy squaring off against young environmentalists who pushed for conservation.


Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin
"Five Presidents"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel
Free and Open to the Public

Five Presidents

Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most powerful office in the nation.


EXHIBIT!!
"The Continual Struggle: The American Freedom Movement and the Seeds of Social Change"
Saturday, 5/14/2016 - Sunday, 7/31/2016
Artwork by Brian Washington
Carter Presidential Library & Museum
Included with Museum Admission

The Continual Struggle

The Continual Struggle depicts the pain, sacrifice and emotion of those who fought for freedom during the civil rights movement. This selection of 23 works by artist Brian Washington offers a stark glimpse of those tumultuous times. President Bill Clinton calls it "a powerful and moving vision of America's struggle for equal rights."


Colonel Christopher Holshek
"Travels with Harley"
Lecture/Book Signing
Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Travels with Harley

Christopher Holshek is a retired U.S. Army Civil Affairs colonel whose three decades of experience include the Balkans, the Middle East, and Africa. His book is a journey through America in search of personal and national identity is one veteran's rumination on citizenship and service, freedom and responsibility, and what it means to be an American in today's world.


Bronwen Dickey
"Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon

With unfailing thoughtfulness, compassion, and a firm grasp of scientific fact, Bronwen Dickey offers us a clear-eyed portrait of this extraordinary breed, the pit bull, and an insightful view of Americans' relationship with their dogs.


Amending America
"National Conversation on"
Civil Rights and Individual Freedom
Friday, May 20, 2016 from 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 9:30am - 12:00 noon
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public
Details and Registration

As part of its Amending America Initiative, the National Archives and Records Administration presents a National Conversation on Civil Rights and Individual Freedom in partnership with the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 20-21, 2016.

This two-day event will address the challenges to and future of civil rights and individual freedom, and will feature a Q&A session with former President Jimmy Carter and Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the National Civil and Human Rights Center on Friday, May 20.

Their discussion will be followed by a panel on “Civil Rights: Then and Now,” moderated by Jelani Cobb. Panelists include Ouleye Ndoye Warnock, Columbia University; Karin Ryan, Senior Policy Advisor on Human Rights and Special Representative on Women and Girls for the Carter Center; Lisa Williams, founder, Circle of Friends; and Dr. Kurt Young, Clark Atlanta University.

On Saturday, May 21, Maurice Hobson will moderate panel on “Taking a Stand: Activism Today.” Panelists include Carrie Freshour, Cornell University; Fahamu Pecou, visual/performing artist and scholar; and Laura Emiko Soltis, Freedom University.

Details and Registration


Joel Goldstein
"The White House Vice Presidency:The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

The White House Vice Presidency:The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden

The rise of the vice presidency took a sharp upward trajectory with the vice presidency of Walter Mondale. In Goldstein’s work we see how Mondale and Jimmy Carter designed and implemented a new model of the office that allowed the vice president to become a close presidential adviser and representative on missions that mattered.


Paul Brandus
"Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency: 21 Presidents-21 Rooms-21 Inside Stories"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency: 21 Presidents-21 Rooms-21 Inside Stories

History leaps off the page in this “riveting,” “fast-moving” and “highly entertaining” book on the presidency and White House in Under This Roof, from award-winning White House-based journalist Paul Brandus. Reporting from the West Wing briefing room since 2008, Brandus weaves together stories of the presidents, their families, the events of their time—and an oft-ignored major character, the White House itself.


Film Screening
"Every Last Child"
Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Every Last Child

"Every Last Child" shows the steps taken in Pakistan to eliminate polio infection from the country. Polio, which had almost been eradicated from the world, showed resurgence in Pakistan after the Taliban banned polio vaccinations. A Documentary by Tom Roberts.


Sebastian Junger
"Tribe"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel
TICKETED EVENT

War

Sebastian Junger, author of the best seller "The Perfect Storm" turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. Tickets Available at www.acappellabooks.com.


Mike King
“A Spirit of Charity”: Restoring the Bond Between America and Its Public Hospitals"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

A Spirit of Charity”: Restoring the Bond Between America and Its Public Hospitals

Most Americans have historically viewed the nation’s great public hospitals as refuges of last resort for poor and uninsured people. But these iconic institutions have also served as a safety valve for the nation’s highly profitable medical industrial complex. They are a key to understanding the evolution of America’s $3 trillion health care system – not just for the poor, but the affluent as well, argues veteran journalist Mike King in a major new book, "A Spirit of Charity".


Joe Beck
"My Father and Atticus Finch"
Lecture/Book Signing
Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Truman vs Dewey

As a child, Joe Beck heard about his father’s legacy: Foster Beck had once been a respected trial lawyer who defied the unspoken code of 1930s Alabama by defending a black man charged with raping a white woman. Now a lawyer himself, Beck has become intrigued by the similarities between his father’s story and the one at the heart of Harper Lee’s iconic novel.


Marta McDowell
"All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses, How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America"
Lecture/Book Signing
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses, How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America

All the Presidents' Gardens tells the untold history of the White House Grounds. Starting with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and ending with Michelle Obama's focus on edibles, this rich and compelling narrative reveals how the story of the garden is also the story of America. Readers learn about Lincoln's goats, Ike's putting green, Jackie's iconic roses, Amy Carter's tree house, and much more.


Byron Motley
"Embracing Cuba"
Reading/Book Signing
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Embracing Cuba

"Anyone who has the pleasure of perusing the arresting pages in this right-on-time photograph album will see the source of our enthusiasm. View and enjoy these sensitive photos, and bon voyage." Booklist


Colson Whitehead
"The Underground Railroad"
Lecture/Book Signing
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel
Free and Open to the Public

The Underground railroad

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.


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.

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