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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.

  • “John Hume in America”

    Film Screenings January 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm
    Hume_in_Amercia

    Film Screening/Discussion follows screening

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America” is a feature documentary which includes interviews with President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, many US Senators and Congressmen, as well as Irish leaders and British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major. Inspired by Martin Luther King, rising from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland to enlist American Presidents from Carter to Clinton, this is the story of the extraordinary work of Nobel Prize-winner John Hume to harness and leverage US support to help to secure peace in Ireland.

  • U.S. Air Force Band of the West.- “Freedom Brass Concert”

    Performances January 31, 2020 at 11:30 am
    Freedom_Brass

    U.S. Air Force Band of the West.- “Freedom Brass Concert”

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby

    Free and Open to the Public

    Freedom Brass, the brass ensemble of the United States Air Force Band of the West, is stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The ensemble is comprised of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba, and percussion and is dedicated to presenting to its audiences the total spectrum of today’s music.

  • February, 2020


  • Carl Suddler - “Presumed Criminal”

    Author Programs February 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    csuddler

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    “Presumed Criminal” is a startling examination of the deliberate criminalization of black youths from the 1930s to today. In this revealing book, Carl Suddler brings to light a much longer history of the policies and strategies that tethered the lives of black youths to the justice system indefinitely.

  • Brian Stone - “Climate Change”

    Author Programs February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    Trees_Atlanta

    Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and Trees Atlanta present a discussion of Climate Change by Professor Brian Stone. Stone is Director of the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Tech. His work on urbanization and climate change has been featured on CNN and National Public Radio, as well as, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

  • Jerry Mitchell - Race Against Time”

    Author Programs February 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    mitchellj

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In his new book, “Race Against Time”, award-winning journalist Jerry Mitchell tells the amazing story of the two decades in which he doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. AJC investigative reporter, Ernie Suggs, will moderate a discussion with Mitchell and AJC editorial director Shawn Mcintosh.

  • Ingrid Newkirk - “animalkind”

    Author Programs February 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    newkirk

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In her new book, founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Ingrid Newkirk, explores the wonders of animal life and offer tools for living more kindly toward them. Studies show that animals are astounding beings with intelligence, emotions, intricate communications networks, and myriad abilities. In “Animalkind”, Newkirk presents these findings in a concise and awe-inspiring way, detailing a range of surprising discoveries: that geese fall in love and stay with a partner for life, that fish “sing” underwater, and that elephants use their trunks to send subsonic signals, alerting other herds to danger miles away.

  • David Zucchino - “Wilmington’s Lie”

    Author Programs February 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    wilmingtons_lie

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino delivers a searing account of the Wilmington riot and coup of 1898, an extraordinary event unknown to most Americans. Zucchino uses contemporary newspaper accounts, diaries, letters and official communications to create a gripping and compelling narrative that weaves together individual stories of hate and fear and brutality. This is a dramatic and definitive account of a remarkable but forgotten chapter of American history.

  • Justice H. Ginsburg - “Voices of Our Republic”

    Author Programs February 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    ginsburg

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Distinguished Federal Appellate Judge and Editor Douglas H. Ginsburg visits the Jimmy Carter Library to discuss and sign copies of “Voices of Our Republic”, companion to the three-part upcoming PBS series, “A More or Less Perfect Union”. This inspiring coffee table book explores the most contentious issues in American history and today through the lens of the US Constitution. “Voices of Our Republic” features thoughts about the Constitution from personalities, dignitaries, and everyday heroes, including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Arthur Sulzberger, Alan Dershowitz, Sandra Day O’Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack Nicklaus, Ron Chernow, and others. These figures help answer the question of why the Constitution is so important and how it can be applied to political discourse today.

  • Craig Fehrman - “Author in Chief”

    Author Programs February 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    fehrman

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In Craig Fehrman’s groundbreaking work of history, “Author in Chief”, the story of America’s presidents and their books opens a rich new window into presidential biography. Beginning with Thomas Jefferson’s “Notes on the State of Virginia”, the first presidential book to influence a campaign, and John Adams’s Autobiography, the first score-settling presidential memoir, “Author in Chief” draws on newly uncovered information—including never-before-published letters from Andrew Jackson, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan—to offer insights into the aspirations and inner lives of our nation’s presidents.

  • Rick Hasen - “Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy”

    Author Programs February 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    hasen

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    As the 2020 presidential campaign begins to take shape, there is widespread distrust of the fairness and accuracy of American elections. Taking into account how each of these threats has manifested in recent years, Rick Hasen offers concrete steps that need to be taken to restore trust in American elections before the democratic process is completely undermined.

  • Fred Kaplan - “The Bomb”

    Author Programs February 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    the_bomb

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    From the author of the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war—and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises—from Truman to Trump. Fred Kaplan takes us into the White House Situation Room, the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s “Tank” in the Pentagon, and the vast chambers of Strategic Command to bring us the untold stories—based on exclusive interviews and previously classified documents—of how America’s presidents and generals have thought about, threatened, broached, and just barely avoided nuclear war from the dawn of the atomic age until today.

  • “Human Nature Documentary Film”

    Film Screenings February 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm
    human_nature_

    Film Screening

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    This is a Ticketed Event

    The Carter Library and Science for Georgia present a free screening of the documentary Human Nature”. It is the story of the biggest tech revolution of the 21st Century. And it isn’t digital, it’s biological. A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bio-engineers who are testing its limits.

  • Candacy Taylor - “Overground Railroad”

    Author Programs February 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    candancytaylor

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    An award-winning documentarian delivers the first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the “Green Book”, a travel guide for black motorists, broadening our understanding of black life, leisure, and struggles for equality in twentieth-century America.

  • Erik Larson - “The Splendid and the Vile”

    Author Programs February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    larson

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This Is A Ticketed Event

    Best selling author Erik Larson presents a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the blitz in conversation with Virginia Prescott, host of GPB’s “On Second Thought”. Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless”. It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it’s also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill’s prime-ministerial country home; Chequers, his wartime retreat; Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Tickets available at Buy Tickets

  • Carter Library and James Weldon Johnson Institute - “Panel Discussion on Reparations”

    Special Events February 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    jwji

    Panel Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University host a panel discussion on “Reparations”.

  • March, 2020


  • Patricia Martin Holt - “Empower a Refugee, Peace of Thread and the Backyard Humanity Movement”

    Author Programs March 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    holt

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Refugees who have fled famine and violence and resettled in the US too often are isolated, disconnected, living in despair. They typically have housing, food, and clothing. Yet they miss the large inter-connected families, the all-embracing social fabric, and the living culture in which they were raised. This book tells the unknown story of ordinary Americans who saw a need, created an ingenious solution, worked hard, asked nothing in return and found that their own lives were uplifted.

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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.

  • “John Hume in America”

    Film Screenings January 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm
    Hume_in_Amercia

    Film Screening/Discussion follows screening

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America” is a feature documentary which includes interviews with President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, many US Senators and Congressmen, as well as Irish leaders and British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major. Inspired by Martin Luther King, rising from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland to enlist American Presidents from Carter to Clinton, this is the story of the extraordinary work of Nobel Prize-winner John Hume to harness and leverage US support to help to secure peace in Ireland.

  • U.S. Air Force Band of the West.- “Freedom Brass Concert”

    Performances January 31, 2020 at 11:30 am
    Freedom_Brass

    U.S. Air Force Band of the West.- “Freedom Brass Concert”

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby

    Free and Open to the Public

    Freedom Brass, the brass ensemble of the United States Air Force Band of the West, is stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The ensemble is comprised of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba, and percussion and is dedicated to presenting to its audiences the total spectrum of today’s music.

  • February, 2020


  • Carl Suddler - “Presumed Criminal”

    Author Programs February 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    csuddler

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    “Presumed Criminal” is a startling examination of the deliberate criminalization of black youths from the 1930s to today. In this revealing book, Carl Suddler brings to light a much longer history of the policies and strategies that tethered the lives of black youths to the justice system indefinitely.

  • Brian Stone - “Climate Change”

    Author Programs February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    Trees_Atlanta

    Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and Trees Atlanta present a discussion of Climate Change by Professor Brian Stone. Stone is Director of the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Tech. His work on urbanization and climate change has been featured on CNN and National Public Radio, as well as, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

  • Jerry Mitchell - Race Against Time”

    Author Programs February 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    mitchellj

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In his new book, “Race Against Time”, award-winning journalist Jerry Mitchell tells the amazing story of the two decades in which he doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. AJC investigative reporter, Ernie Suggs, will moderate a discussion with Mitchell and AJC editorial director Shawn Mcintosh.

  • Ingrid Newkirk - “animalkind”

    Author Programs February 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    newkirk

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In her new book, founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Ingrid Newkirk, explores the wonders of animal life and offer tools for living more kindly toward them. Studies show that animals are astounding beings with intelligence, emotions, intricate communications networks, and myriad abilities. In “Animalkind”, Newkirk presents these findings in a concise and awe-inspiring way, detailing a range of surprising discoveries: that geese fall in love and stay with a partner for life, that fish “sing” underwater, and that elephants use their trunks to send subsonic signals, alerting other herds to danger miles away.

  • David Zucchino - “Wilmington’s Lie”

    Author Programs February 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    wilmingtons_lie

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino delivers a searing account of the Wilmington riot and coup of 1898, an extraordinary event unknown to most Americans. Zucchino uses contemporary newspaper accounts, diaries, letters and official communications to create a gripping and compelling narrative that weaves together individual stories of hate and fear and brutality. This is a dramatic and definitive account of a remarkable but forgotten chapter of American history.

  • Justice H. Ginsburg - “Voices of Our Republic”

    Author Programs February 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    ginsburg

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Distinguished Federal Appellate Judge and Editor Douglas H. Ginsburg visits the Jimmy Carter Library to discuss and sign copies of “Voices of Our Republic”, companion to the three-part upcoming PBS series, “A More or Less Perfect Union”. This inspiring coffee table book explores the most contentious issues in American history and today through the lens of the US Constitution. “Voices of Our Republic” features thoughts about the Constitution from personalities, dignitaries, and everyday heroes, including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Arthur Sulzberger, Alan Dershowitz, Sandra Day O’Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack Nicklaus, Ron Chernow, and others. These figures help answer the question of why the Constitution is so important and how it can be applied to political discourse today.

  • Craig Fehrman - “Author in Chief”

    Author Programs February 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    fehrman

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In Craig Fehrman’s groundbreaking work of history, “Author in Chief”, the story of America’s presidents and their books opens a rich new window into presidential biography. Beginning with Thomas Jefferson’s “Notes on the State of Virginia”, the first presidential book to influence a campaign, and John Adams’s Autobiography, the first score-settling presidential memoir, “Author in Chief” draws on newly uncovered information—including never-before-published letters from Andrew Jackson, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan—to offer insights into the aspirations and inner lives of our nation’s presidents.

  • Rick Hasen - “Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy”

    Author Programs February 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    hasen

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    As the 2020 presidential campaign begins to take shape, there is widespread distrust of the fairness and accuracy of American elections. Taking into account how each of these threats has manifested in recent years, Rick Hasen offers concrete steps that need to be taken to restore trust in American elections before the democratic process is completely undermined.

  • Fred Kaplan - “The Bomb”

    Author Programs February 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    the_bomb

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    From the author of the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war—and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises—from Truman to Trump. Fred Kaplan takes us into the White House Situation Room, the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s “Tank” in the Pentagon, and the vast chambers of Strategic Command to bring us the untold stories—based on exclusive interviews and previously classified documents—of how America’s presidents and generals have thought about, threatened, broached, and just barely avoided nuclear war from the dawn of the atomic age until today.

  • “Human Nature Documentary Film”

    Film Screenings February 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm
    human_nature_

    Film Screening

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    This is a Ticketed Event

    The Carter Library and Science for Georgia present a free screening of the documentary Human Nature”. It is the story of the biggest tech revolution of the 21st Century. And it isn’t digital, it’s biological. A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bio-engineers who are testing its limits.

  • Candacy Taylor - “Overground Railroad”

    Author Programs February 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    candancytaylor

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    An award-winning documentarian delivers the first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the “Green Book”, a travel guide for black motorists, broadening our understanding of black life, leisure, and struggles for equality in twentieth-century America.

  • Erik Larson - “The Splendid and the Vile”

    Author Programs February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    larson

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This Is A Ticketed Event

    Best selling author Erik Larson presents a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the blitz in conversation with Virginia Prescott, host of GPB’s “On Second Thought”. Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless”. It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it’s also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill’s prime-ministerial country home; Chequers, his wartime retreat; Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Tickets available at Buy Tickets

  • Carter Library and James Weldon Johnson Institute - “Panel Discussion on Reparations”

    Special Events February 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    jwji

    Panel Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University host a panel discussion on “Reparations”.

  • March, 2020


  • Patricia Martin Holt - “Empower a Refugee, Peace of Thread and the Backyard Humanity Movement”

    Author Programs March 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    holt

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Refugees who have fled famine and violence and resettled in the US too often are isolated, disconnected, living in despair. They typically have housing, food, and clothing. Yet they miss the large inter-connected families, the all-embracing social fabric, and the living culture in which they were raised. This book tells the unknown story of ordinary Americans who saw a need, created an ingenious solution, worked hard, asked nothing in return and found that their own lives were uplifted.

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