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  • July, 2018


  • Anders Walker - “The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America”

    Author Programs July 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In this dramatic reexamination of the Jim Crow South, Anders Walker demonstrates that racial segregation fostered not simply terror and violence, but also diversity, one of our most celebrated ideals. He investigates how prominent intellectuals like Robert Penn Warren, James Baldwin, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, Flannery O’Connor, and Zora Neale Hurston found pluralism in Jim Crow, a legal system that created two worlds, each with its own institutions, traditions, even cultures.

  • Dr. Vanessa Siddle Walker - “The Lost Education of Horace Tate”

    Author Programs July 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    walker

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    For two years an aging Dr. Horace Tate—a former teacher, principal, and state senator—told Emory University professor Vanessa Siddle Walker about his clandestine travels on unpaved roads under the cover of night, meeting with other educators and with Dr. King, Georgia politicians, and even U.S. Presidents. Thus began Walker’s sixteen-year project to uncover the network of educators behind countless battles—in courtrooms, schools, and communities—for the education of black children. This is their story.

  • August, 2018


  • Ruby Lal - “Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahen”

    Author Programs August 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    lal

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Acclaimed historian Ruby Lal uncovers the rich life and world of Nur Jahan, rescuing this dazzling figure from patriarchal and Orientalist clichés of romance and intrigue, and giving new insight into the lives of women and girls in the Mughal Empire, even where scholars claim there are no sources. Nur’s confident assertion of authority and talent is revelatory. In “Empress”, she finally receives her due in a deeply researched and evocative biography that awakens us to a fascinating history.

  • Bill Steigerwald – “30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South”

    Author Programs August 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    steigerwald

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In 1948 most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and unequal daily life was for the 10 million African Americans living in the South. But that suddenly changed
    after Ray Sprigle, a famous white journalist from Pittsburgh, went undercover and lived as a black man in the Jim Crow South. Author Bill Steigerwald elevates Sprigle’s groundbreaking exposé to its rightful place among the seminal events of the early Civil Rights movement.

  • Arjun Singh Seth - “American Hate: Survivors Speak Out”

    Author Programs August 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “American Hate: Survivors Speak Out”, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying,discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities.

  • September, 2018


  • Mary Schmidt Campbell - “American Odyssey, The Life and Work of Romare Bearden”

    Author Programs September 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Spellman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell presents the definitive biography of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century and offers a view into the mind of a man whose art celebrated the traditions and ceremonies of African American culture.

  • Dr. Derryn Moten - “Crusader Without Violence: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

    Author Programs September 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    moten

    Lecture

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Originally published in 1959, “Crusader Without Violence” is Lawrence Reddick’s early biography of Dr. Martin Luther King. This 60th anniversary edition has a new introduction by Dr. Derryn Moten, professor of history and chair of the history and political science department at Alabama State University. “The republication of this book, with a new introduction by Dr. Derryn Moten, places in bold relief the possibility that it will remain the seminal work on the most celebrated religious and civil rights figure in twentieth century America.” — Dr. Lewis V. Baldwin, Professor, Vanderbilt University.

  • Frye Gaillard - “A Hard Rain: America in the 1960’s: Our Decade of Hope, Possibility and Innocence Lost”

    Author Programs September 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    gaillard

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Frye Gaillard gives us a deeply personal history, bringing his keen storyteller’s eye to this pivotal time in American life. He explores the competing story arcs of tragedy and hope through the political and social movements of the times – civil rights, black power, women’s liberation, the War in Vietnam, and the protests against it.

  • “Merci Congo”

    Film Screenings September 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm
    merci_congo

    Film Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and the Emory Institute for Developing Nations present a free screening of the film “Merci Congo”. ​The ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been called the “deadliest in the world since World War Two”. More than five million Congolese have died as the result of two decades of war. Millions more have been displaced. “Merci Congo” is a 90 minute exposé of the minerals trade and East Congo conflict. A discussion will follow the screening.

  • Ryan Hampton - ” American Fix: Inside the American

    Author Programs September 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    hampton

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In AMERICAN FIX”, ​author Ryan Hampton discusses his own struggle with addiction, outlines the challenges that the recovery movement currently faces, and offers a concrete plan of action towards making America’s addiction crisis a thing of the past. Co-sponsored by the Davis Direction Foundation.

  • Juan Williams - “What The Hell Do You Have To Lose”

    Author Programs September 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Bestselling author, political analyst, and civil rights expert Juan Williams delivers a forceful critique of the Trump administration’s unprecedented rollback of the civil rights movement.

  • Clint Harp - “Handcrafted: A Woodworker’s Story”

    Author Programs September 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Clint Harp, maverick carpenter on HGTV’s Fixer Upper and the star of Wood Work on the DIY Network, presents his inspirational memoir that celebrates meaningful work, turning your craft into a career, recognizing the importance of the journey itself and his family ties to President JimmyCarter.

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  • July, 2018


  • Anders Walker - “The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America”

    Author Programs July 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    walker_anders

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In this dramatic reexamination of the Jim Crow South, Anders Walker demonstrates that racial segregation fostered not simply terror and violence, but also diversity, one of our most celebrated ideals. He investigates how prominent intellectuals like Robert Penn Warren, James Baldwin, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, Flannery O’Connor, and Zora Neale Hurston found pluralism in Jim Crow, a legal system that created two worlds, each with its own institutions, traditions, even cultures.

  • Dr. Vanessa Siddle Walker - “The Lost Education of Horace Tate”

    Author Programs July 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    walker

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    For two years an aging Dr. Horace Tate—a former teacher, principal, and state senator—told Emory University professor Vanessa Siddle Walker about his clandestine travels on unpaved roads under the cover of night, meeting with other educators and with Dr. King, Georgia politicians, and even U.S. Presidents. Thus began Walker’s sixteen-year project to uncover the network of educators behind countless battles—in courtrooms, schools, and communities—for the education of black children. This is their story.

  • August, 2018


  • Ruby Lal - “Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahen”

    Author Programs August 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    lal

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Acclaimed historian Ruby Lal uncovers the rich life and world of Nur Jahan, rescuing this dazzling figure from patriarchal and Orientalist clichés of romance and intrigue, and giving new insight into the lives of women and girls in the Mughal Empire, even where scholars claim there are no sources. Nur’s confident assertion of authority and talent is revelatory. In “Empress”, she finally receives her due in a deeply researched and evocative biography that awakens us to a fascinating history.

  • Bill Steigerwald – “30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South”

    Author Programs August 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    steigerwald

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In 1948 most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and unequal daily life was for the 10 million African Americans living in the South. But that suddenly changed
    after Ray Sprigle, a famous white journalist from Pittsburgh, went undercover and lived as a black man in the Jim Crow South. Author Bill Steigerwald elevates Sprigle’s groundbreaking exposé to its rightful place among the seminal events of the early Civil Rights movement.

  • Arjun Singh Seth - “American Hate: Survivors Speak Out”

    Author Programs August 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    sethi

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “American Hate: Survivors Speak Out”, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying,discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities.

  • September, 2018


  • Mary Schmidt Campbell - “American Odyssey, The Life and Work of Romare Bearden”

    Author Programs September 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    campbell

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Spellman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell presents the definitive biography of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century and offers a view into the mind of a man whose art celebrated the traditions and ceremonies of African American culture.

  • Dr. Derryn Moten - “Crusader Without Violence: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

    Author Programs September 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    moten

    Lecture

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Originally published in 1959, “Crusader Without Violence” is Lawrence Reddick’s early biography of Dr. Martin Luther King. This 60th anniversary edition has a new introduction by Dr. Derryn Moten, professor of history and chair of the history and political science department at Alabama State University. “The republication of this book, with a new introduction by Dr. Derryn Moten, places in bold relief the possibility that it will remain the seminal work on the most celebrated religious and civil rights figure in twentieth century America.” — Dr. Lewis V. Baldwin, Professor, Vanderbilt University.

  • Frye Gaillard - “A Hard Rain: America in the 1960’s: Our Decade of Hope, Possibility and Innocence Lost”

    Author Programs September 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    gaillard

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Frye Gaillard gives us a deeply personal history, bringing his keen storyteller’s eye to this pivotal time in American life. He explores the competing story arcs of tragedy and hope through the political and social movements of the times – civil rights, black power, women’s liberation, the War in Vietnam, and the protests against it.

  • “Merci Congo”

    Film Screenings September 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm
    merci_congo

    Film Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and the Emory Institute for Developing Nations present a free screening of the film “Merci Congo”. ​The ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been called the “deadliest in the world since World War Two”. More than five million Congolese have died as the result of two decades of war. Millions more have been displaced. “Merci Congo” is a 90 minute exposé of the minerals trade and East Congo conflict. A discussion will follow the screening.

  • Ryan Hampton - ” American Fix: Inside the American

    Author Programs September 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    hampton

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In AMERICAN FIX”, ​author Ryan Hampton discusses his own struggle with addiction, outlines the challenges that the recovery movement currently faces, and offers a concrete plan of action towards making America’s addiction crisis a thing of the past. Co-sponsored by the Davis Direction Foundation.

  • Juan Williams - “What The Hell Do You Have To Lose”

    Author Programs September 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    williams

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Bestselling author, political analyst, and civil rights expert Juan Williams delivers a forceful critique of the Trump administration’s unprecedented rollback of the civil rights movement.

  • Clint Harp - “Handcrafted: A Woodworker’s Story”

    Author Programs September 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    harp

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Clint Harp, maverick carpenter on HGTV’s Fixer Upper and the star of Wood Work on the DIY Network, presents his inspirational memoir that celebrates meaningful work, turning your craft into a career, recognizing the importance of the journey itself and his family ties to President JimmyCarter.

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