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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


Jim Wallis
America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

In America's Original Sin, Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. He speaks candidly to Christians-particularly white Christians-urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing.


David Greenberg
"Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public
Co-sponsored by the Emory Dept. of History

Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency

In Republic of Spin-a vibrant history covering more than one hundred years of politics-presidential historian David Greenberg recounts the rise of the White House spin machine, from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama. His sweeping, startling narrative takes us behind the scenes to see how the tools and techniques of image making and message craft work.


Pete Laurence
"Becoming Jane Jacobs"
Lecture/Book Signing
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Becoming Jane Jacobs

As the legend goes, Jane Jacobs, a housewife, single-handedly took on Robert Moses, New York City's powerful master builder, and other city planners who sought first to level her Greenwich Village neighborhood and then to drive a highway through it. This is her story.


Leonard Teel
Reporting the Cuban Revolution"
Lecture/Book Signing
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Reporting the Cuban Revolution

Reporting the Cuban Revolution reveals the untold story of thirteen American journalists in Cuba whose stories about Fidel Castro’s revolution changed the way Americans viewed the conflict and altered U.S. foreign policy in Castro’s favor.


Ray Locker
"Nixon's Gamble: How a President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration"
Lecture/Book Signing
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Nixon's Gamble: How a President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration

Using years of research and revelations from newly released documents, USA Today reporter Ray Locker spends much of the conventional wisdom about the Nixon administration and its impact and shows how the creation of his secret, unprecedented, extra-constitutional government undermined U.S. policy and values. In doing so, Nixon sowed the seeds of his own destruction by creating a climate of secrecy, paranoia, and reprisal that still affects Washington today.


Matt Desmond
"Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City"
Lecture/Book Signing
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge.Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today.


Stephen Harrigan
"A Friend of Mr. Lincoln"
Lecture/Book Signing
Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

A Friend of Mr. Lincoln

Stephen Harrigan is the author of nine previous books, including the New York Times best seller The Gates of the Alamo. His new book " A Friend of Mr. Lincoln" gives us a galvanizing portrait of Abraham Lincoln during his Springfield years, when he risked both his sanity and his ethical bearings as he searched for the great destiny he believed to be his.


Ryan Gravel
"Where We Want to Live"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel
Free and Open to the Public

WHERE WE WANT TO LIVE

Atlanta's Beltline project is a 22-mile loop of old railroads based on the idea that creative design on infrastructure systems can direct private investment to accomplish public goals. Infra-culture dives into the Beltline project, which was born as a way to reinvigorate Atlanta's in town communities with appropriate new development and improved transit mobility, and takes a look at other cities that have benefitted or could benefit from a project similar to the Beltline.

*Gravel will be interviewed by the former First Lady of Atlanta, Valerie Jackson.


Hermina Glass-Hill
"History, Memory & War: Susie King Taylor - The Validity of Her Voice and Commentary"
Lecture/Public Program
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:00m
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10:00am
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater B
Free and Open to the Public

History, Memory and War

The autobiography of Susie King Taylor, Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33rd U.S.C.T., published in 1902, is a powerful primary source that places her there in the trenches with the first federally authorized black Civil War regiment (33rd United States Colored Troops). This narrative also encapsulates a tremendous insider “knowing” or witness of how the consequences of the war as well as Reconstruction and the periods thereafter played out in the lives of Black people until the early 1900s. For RESERVATIONS please [click here].


Andrew Bacevich
"America's War for the Greater Middle East"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

America's War for the Greater Middle East

Retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich writes a searing new book that calls for a fundamental reorientation–and demilitarization—of U.S. military policy in the Middle East, Author and historian Robert Dallek says “Andrew Bacevich’s thoughtful, persuasive critique of America’s crusade for the Greater Middle East should be compulsory reading for anyone charged with making policy for the region. We cannot afford to repeat the past misjudgments on the area. As Bacevich wisely argues, the stakes are nothing less than the future well-being of the United States.”


Randall Woods
"Prisoners of Hope: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the Limits of Liberalism"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Prisoners of Hope: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the Limits of Liberalism

In Prisoners of Hope, prize-winning historian Randall B. Woods presents the first comprehensive history of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, exploring both the breathtaking possibilities of visionary politics, as well as its limits.


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.


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.


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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