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  • January, 2020-December, 2020


  • National History Day 2020: “Breaking Down Barriers”

    Education - Teacher Resources January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020
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    We support the year-long National History Day competition as an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people and events at our locations around the country and online!

    The National Archives is the nation’s record keeper. We hold billions of primary sources. Many can be incorporated into NHD research and projects. Visit the National Archives web page for National History Day to get started! Contact us if you need help.

  • April, 2020


  • “CANCELLED” - Bettye Kearse - “The Other Madisons”

    Author Programs April 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    kearse

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    A descendant of a slave named Coreen and, according to oral tradition, President James Madison—finally shares her family story, exploring legacy, race, and the powerful consequences of telling the whole truth.

  • “CANCELLED” - Matthew Kroenig - “The Return of Great Power Rivalry”

    Author Programs April 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    kroenigm

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The United States of America has been the most powerful country in the world for over seventy years, but recently the U.S. National Security Strategy declared that the return of great power competition with Russia and China is the greatest threat to U.S. national security. Drawing on an extraordinary range of historical evidence and the works of figures like Herodotus, Machiavelli, and Montesquieu and combining it with cutting-edge social science research, Matthew Kroenig advances the riveting argument that democracies tend to excel in great power rivalries.

  • “CANCELLED” - Karen Sherman - “Brick By Brick”

    Author Programs April 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    sherman_%282%29

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This powerful memoir weaves the stories of valiant women who survived war and conflict with the struggle of author Karen Sherman, a long-standing international women’s rights advocate working to recover from her own history of abuse. The remarkable strength of these women helped Karen find her own way—through conflict zones, confrontations with corrupt officials, and painful questions about her marriage and career—to a renewed commitment to her family and a new path forward. Co-sponsored by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

  • “CANCELLED” - Sylvia Harvey - “The Shadow System: Mass Incarceration and the American Family”

    Author Programs April 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    harvey

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    “The Shadow System” is a searing expose of the effects of the mass incarceration crisis on families-including the 2.7 million American children who have a parent locked up. Award-winning journalist Sylvia A. Harvey follows the fears, challenges, and small victories of three families struggling to live within the confines of a brutal system.

  • “CANCELLED” -  Moore – “Five Days”

    Author Programs April 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    moore

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, the killing of Freddie Gray led to a week of protests and then five days described alternately as a riot or an uprising that set the entire city on edge, and caught the nation’s attention. Wes Moore, one of Baltimore’s proudest sons–a Rhodes Scholar, bestselling author, decorated combat veteran, former White House fellow, and CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty nonprofits in the nation, takes readers through those five days.

  • May, 2020


  • “CANCELLED” - Miss Lillian: “The Lillian Carter Story”

    Film Screening and Discussion May 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    mslillian2

    Film Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Lillian Carter was more than a President’s mother; she was a social activist and great humanitarian. It was not fashionable to speak out with regard to social issues, especially in the Deep South. Lillian Carter refused to remain silent about any injustice. Miss Lillian was not only audacious, but she was also incredibly brave. She saw no difference in people based on race or socio-economic status. This is her story. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the producer and the actress who portrays Miss Lillian.

  • Richard Cordray - “Watchdog”

    Author Programs May 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    watchdog

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Sharing the stories of individual consumers, “Watchdog” shows how the Bureau quickly became a powerful force for good, suing big banks for cheating or deceiving consumers, putting limits on predatory lenders, simplifying mortgage paperwork, and stepping in to help solve problems raised by individual consumers.

  • J. Chester Johnson - “Damaged Heritage”

    Author Programs May 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    damaged_heritage

    Lecture/BookSigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The 1919 Elaine Race Massacre, arguably the worst in our country’s history, has been widely unknown for the better part of a century, thanks to the whitewashing of history.

    “Damaged Heritage” brings to light a deliberately erased chapter in American history, and Chester offers a blueprint for how our pluralistic society can at last acknowledge—and deal with— damaged heritage and follow a path to true healing.

  • David Daley - “Unrigged”

    Author Programs May 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    daley

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    David Daley emerged as one of the nation’s leading authorities on gerrymandering. In “Unrigged”, he charts a vibrant political movement that is rising in the wake of his and other reporters’ revelations. With his trademark journalistic rigor and narrative flair, Daley reports on Pennsylvania’s dramatic defeat of a gerrymander using the research of ingenious mathematicians and the Michigan millennial who launched a statewide redistricting revolution with a Facebook post.—

  • Julian Zelizer - “Burning Down the House”

    Author Programs May 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    zelizer

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In Burning Down the House, historian Julian Zelizer pinpoints the moment when our country was set on a path toward an era of bitterly partisan and ruthless politics, an era that was igniting by Newt Gingrich and his allies.

  • Jared Diamond - “Upheaval”

    Author Programs May 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    diamond

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In his international bestsellers “Guns, Germs and Steel” and “Collapse”, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes—a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises.

  • Elizabeth Shackelford - “The Dissent Channel”

    Author Programs May 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    DissentChannel

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In 2017, Elizabeth Shackelford wrote a pointed resignation letter to her then boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She had watched as the State Department was gutted, and now she urged him to stem the bleeding by showing leadership and commitment to his diplomats and the country. If he couldn’t do that, she said, “I humbly recommend that you follow me out the door.” With that, she sat down to write her story and share an urgent message. This is that story.

  • Chris Whipple - “The Spy Masters”

    Author Programs May 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    thespymasters

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Gatekeepers”, a remarkable, behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to run the world’s most powerful intelligence agency, and how the CIA is often a crucial counterforce against presidents threatening to overstep the powers of their office.

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  • January, 2020-December, 2020


  • National History Day 2020: “Breaking Down Barriers”

    Education - Teacher Resources January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020
    nhdlogo

    We support the year-long National History Day competition as an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people and events at our locations around the country and online!

    The National Archives is the nation’s record keeper. We hold billions of primary sources. Many can be incorporated into NHD research and projects. Visit the National Archives web page for National History Day to get started! Contact us if you need help.

  • April, 2020


  • “CANCELLED” - Bettye Kearse - “The Other Madisons”

    Author Programs April 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    kearse

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    A descendant of a slave named Coreen and, according to oral tradition, President James Madison—finally shares her family story, exploring legacy, race, and the powerful consequences of telling the whole truth.

  • “CANCELLED” - Matthew Kroenig - “The Return of Great Power Rivalry”

    Author Programs April 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    kroenigm

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The United States of America has been the most powerful country in the world for over seventy years, but recently the U.S. National Security Strategy declared that the return of great power competition with Russia and China is the greatest threat to U.S. national security. Drawing on an extraordinary range of historical evidence and the works of figures like Herodotus, Machiavelli, and Montesquieu and combining it with cutting-edge social science research, Matthew Kroenig advances the riveting argument that democracies tend to excel in great power rivalries.

  • “CANCELLED” - Karen Sherman - “Brick By Brick”

    Author Programs April 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    sherman_%282%29

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This powerful memoir weaves the stories of valiant women who survived war and conflict with the struggle of author Karen Sherman, a long-standing international women’s rights advocate working to recover from her own history of abuse. The remarkable strength of these women helped Karen find her own way—through conflict zones, confrontations with corrupt officials, and painful questions about her marriage and career—to a renewed commitment to her family and a new path forward. Co-sponsored by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

  • “CANCELLED” - Sylvia Harvey - “The Shadow System: Mass Incarceration and the American Family”

    Author Programs April 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    harvey

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    “The Shadow System” is a searing expose of the effects of the mass incarceration crisis on families-including the 2.7 million American children who have a parent locked up. Award-winning journalist Sylvia A. Harvey follows the fears, challenges, and small victories of three families struggling to live within the confines of a brutal system.

  • “CANCELLED” -  Moore – “Five Days”

    Author Programs April 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    moore

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, the killing of Freddie Gray led to a week of protests and then five days described alternately as a riot or an uprising that set the entire city on edge, and caught the nation’s attention. Wes Moore, one of Baltimore’s proudest sons–a Rhodes Scholar, bestselling author, decorated combat veteran, former White House fellow, and CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty nonprofits in the nation, takes readers through those five days.

  • May, 2020


  • “CANCELLED” - Miss Lillian: “The Lillian Carter Story”

    Film Screening and Discussion May 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    mslillian2

    Film Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Lillian Carter was more than a President’s mother; she was a social activist and great humanitarian. It was not fashionable to speak out with regard to social issues, especially in the Deep South. Lillian Carter refused to remain silent about any injustice. Miss Lillian was not only audacious, but she was also incredibly brave. She saw no difference in people based on race or socio-economic status. This is her story. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the producer and the actress who portrays Miss Lillian.

  • Richard Cordray - “Watchdog”

    Author Programs May 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    watchdog

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Sharing the stories of individual consumers, “Watchdog” shows how the Bureau quickly became a powerful force for good, suing big banks for cheating or deceiving consumers, putting limits on predatory lenders, simplifying mortgage paperwork, and stepping in to help solve problems raised by individual consumers.

  • J. Chester Johnson - “Damaged Heritage”

    Author Programs May 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    damaged_heritage

    Lecture/BookSigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The 1919 Elaine Race Massacre, arguably the worst in our country’s history, has been widely unknown for the better part of a century, thanks to the whitewashing of history.

    “Damaged Heritage” brings to light a deliberately erased chapter in American history, and Chester offers a blueprint for how our pluralistic society can at last acknowledge—and deal with— damaged heritage and follow a path to true healing.

  • David Daley - “Unrigged”

    Author Programs May 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    daley

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    David Daley emerged as one of the nation’s leading authorities on gerrymandering. In “Unrigged”, he charts a vibrant political movement that is rising in the wake of his and other reporters’ revelations. With his trademark journalistic rigor and narrative flair, Daley reports on Pennsylvania’s dramatic defeat of a gerrymander using the research of ingenious mathematicians and the Michigan millennial who launched a statewide redistricting revolution with a Facebook post.—

  • Julian Zelizer - “Burning Down the House”

    Author Programs May 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    zelizer

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In Burning Down the House, historian Julian Zelizer pinpoints the moment when our country was set on a path toward an era of bitterly partisan and ruthless politics, an era that was igniting by Newt Gingrich and his allies.

  • Jared Diamond - “Upheaval”

    Author Programs May 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    diamond

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In his international bestsellers “Guns, Germs and Steel” and “Collapse”, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes—a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises.

  • Elizabeth Shackelford - “The Dissent Channel”

    Author Programs May 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    DissentChannel

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In 2017, Elizabeth Shackelford wrote a pointed resignation letter to her then boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She had watched as the State Department was gutted, and now she urged him to stem the bleeding by showing leadership and commitment to his diplomats and the country. If he couldn’t do that, she said, “I humbly recommend that you follow me out the door.” With that, she sat down to write her story and share an urgent message. This is that story.

  • Chris Whipple - “The Spy Masters”

    Author Programs May 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    thespymasters

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Gatekeepers”, a remarkable, behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to run the world’s most powerful intelligence agency, and how the CIA is often a crucial counterforce against presidents threatening to overstep the powers of their office.

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