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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.

  • February, 2020


  • 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 but Please Register

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

  • March, 2020


  • Andrea L. Dennis - “Rap on Trial”

    Author Programs March 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    dennis

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is a groundbreaking exposé about the alarming use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence to convict and incarcerate young men of color. Rap on Trial” places this disturbing practice in the context of hip hop history and exposes what’s at stake. It’s a gripping, timely exploration at the crossroads of contemporary hip hop and mass.

  • Atlanta Science Festival - “Pitch Your Future”

    Special Events March 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm
    ASFestivalGT

    Special Event

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Interested in emerging technologies? Entrepreneurship? The future? Join members of the GA Tech and Carter Library communities in a game where you role-play an entrepreneur and pitch future technology applications. Examples include invisibility cloaks, self-repairing paint, and space-based nuclear power plants. No technical knowledge needed; you will be provided with the information you’ll need to play. You can share your thoughts on who, where, and how different technologies may be deployed, and if you think they should be.

  • 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.

  • Korean Children’s Choir

    Performances March 11, 2020 at 10:30 am
    koreanchildrenschoir

    Live Performance

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Far East Broadcasting Company’s South Korean Children’s Choir returns to the Carter Presidential Library for a free morning concert in the Carter Museum Lobby. The group, which performed here in 2018, has delighted audiences around the United States with their beautiful voices, colorful costumes, skilled choreography and traditional Korean dance.

  • Jonathan and Emily Jordan - “The War Queens”

    Author Programs March 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    jordan

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Father-daughter duo Jonathan W. and Emily Anne Jordan extoll the extraordinary power and potential of women in history who walked through war’s kiln and emerged from the other side―some burnished to greatness, others burned to cinders. The War Queens” tells the story of the ingenious wartime tactics of some of history’s most powerful female leaders, from the stifling battlefields of ancient Egypt to the frigid waters off the Falkland Islands.

  • Women’s History Month

    Special Events March 12, 2020 at 10:00 am

    ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: Godmother to the World

    March 12, 10:00 AM
    Grade Level: 3rd - 5th

    Tour Reservation Form

  • WABE’s - “Ask a Scientist”

    Special Events March 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm
    sciencefestival

    Discussion/Q & A

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In partnership with WABE and the Atlanta Science Festival, Atlanta’s NPR station, presents scientists from different disciplines as they demystify their fields of study. Join WABE’s science reporter, Molly Samuel, and science enthusiasts of all ages, for an educational, entertaining, and exciting afternoon. Molly Samuel will host an open Q&A where the audience can “Ask A Scientist” about what they do.

  • Garfield Kwan - “Comic Strip Science/Squidtoons”

    Author Programs March 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    kwan

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In partnership with the Atlanta Science Festival, The Carter Library will host the illustrator of “Squidtoons”. These beautifully drawn, educational comics combine fun science facts about marine life, kid-friendly wit, and a strong environmental message. From whale vomit to bone-eating worms, narwhals to sea dragons, “Squidtoons” presents real ocean science in a series of entertaining, easy-to-understand comics. Venture from the seashore to the deep sea, and learn about the ocean’s diverse life forms straight from the experts.

  • Jesse Wegman - “Let the People Pick the President”

    Author Programs March 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    wegman

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “Let the People Pick the President”, New York Times editorial board member Jesse Wegman makes a powerful case for abolishing the antiquated and antidemocratic Electoral College, and choosing presidents based on a national popular vote. He uncovers the Electoral College’s controversial origins, profiles the many attempts to reform it over the years, and explains why it is now essential for us to remove this obsolete system and finally make every citizen’s vote matter.

  • Nick Buccola - “The Fire Is Upon Us”

    Author Programs March 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    buccola

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Nick Buccola tells how the clash between the civil rights firebrand and the father of modern conservatism continues to illuminate America’s racial divide.

  • Blythe Randolph - “Dorothy Day”

    Author Programs March 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    randolph

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is the first full authoritative biography of Dorothy Day, American icon, radical pacifist, Catholic convert, and activist whom Pope Francis I compared to Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln.

  • Steve Suitts - “Overturning Brown”

    Author Programs March 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    suitts

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Civil rights activist Steve Suitts traces the rhetoric behind the modern school choice movement to its racist roots in this slim but persuasive investigation. Though contemporary reformers tout school choice as a “social justice issue”, Suitts reveals that tax credits and private school vouchers were advanced by Alabama state senator Albert Boutwell and other segregationists to blunt the impact of the Supreme Court’s 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

  • April, 2020


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wes 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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • February, 2020


  • 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 but Please Register

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

  • March, 2020


  • Andrea L. Dennis - “Rap on Trial”

    Author Programs March 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    dennis

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is a groundbreaking exposé about the alarming use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence to convict and incarcerate young men of color. Rap on Trial” places this disturbing practice in the context of hip hop history and exposes what’s at stake. It’s a gripping, timely exploration at the crossroads of contemporary hip hop and mass.

  • Atlanta Science Festival - “Pitch Your Future”

    Special Events March 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm
    ASFestivalGT

    Special Event

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Interested in emerging technologies? Entrepreneurship? The future? Join members of the GA Tech and Carter Library communities in a game where you role-play an entrepreneur and pitch future technology applications. Examples include invisibility cloaks, self-repairing paint, and space-based nuclear power plants. No technical knowledge needed; you will be provided with the information you’ll need to play. You can share your thoughts on who, where, and how different technologies may be deployed, and if you think they should be.

  • 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.

  • Korean Children’s Choir

    Performances March 11, 2020 at 10:30 am
    koreanchildrenschoir

    Live Performance

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Far East Broadcasting Company’s South Korean Children’s Choir returns to the Carter Presidential Library for a free morning concert in the Carter Museum Lobby. The group, which performed here in 2018, has delighted audiences around the United States with their beautiful voices, colorful costumes, skilled choreography and traditional Korean dance.

  • Jonathan and Emily Jordan - “The War Queens”

    Author Programs March 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    jordan

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Father-daughter duo Jonathan W. and Emily Anne Jordan extoll the extraordinary power and potential of women in history who walked through war’s kiln and emerged from the other side―some burnished to greatness, others burned to cinders. The War Queens” tells the story of the ingenious wartime tactics of some of history’s most powerful female leaders, from the stifling battlefields of ancient Egypt to the frigid waters off the Falkland Islands.

  • Women’s History Month

    Special Events March 12, 2020 at 10:00 am

    ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: Godmother to the World

    March 12, 10:00 AM
    Grade Level: 3rd - 5th

    Tour Reservation Form

  • WABE’s - “Ask a Scientist”

    Special Events March 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm
    sciencefestival

    Discussion/Q & A

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In partnership with WABE and the Atlanta Science Festival, Atlanta’s NPR station, presents scientists from different disciplines as they demystify their fields of study. Join WABE’s science reporter, Molly Samuel, and science enthusiasts of all ages, for an educational, entertaining, and exciting afternoon. Molly Samuel will host an open Q&A where the audience can “Ask A Scientist” about what they do.

  • Garfield Kwan - “Comic Strip Science/Squidtoons”

    Author Programs March 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    kwan

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In partnership with the Atlanta Science Festival, The Carter Library will host the illustrator of “Squidtoons”. These beautifully drawn, educational comics combine fun science facts about marine life, kid-friendly wit, and a strong environmental message. From whale vomit to bone-eating worms, narwhals to sea dragons, “Squidtoons” presents real ocean science in a series of entertaining, easy-to-understand comics. Venture from the seashore to the deep sea, and learn about the ocean’s diverse life forms straight from the experts.

  • Jesse Wegman - “Let the People Pick the President”

    Author Programs March 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    wegman

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “Let the People Pick the President”, New York Times editorial board member Jesse Wegman makes a powerful case for abolishing the antiquated and antidemocratic Electoral College, and choosing presidents based on a national popular vote. He uncovers the Electoral College’s controversial origins, profiles the many attempts to reform it over the years, and explains why it is now essential for us to remove this obsolete system and finally make every citizen’s vote matter.

  • Nick Buccola - “The Fire Is Upon Us”

    Author Programs March 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    buccola

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Nick Buccola tells how the clash between the civil rights firebrand and the father of modern conservatism continues to illuminate America’s racial divide.

  • Blythe Randolph - “Dorothy Day”

    Author Programs March 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    randolph

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is the first full authoritative biography of Dorothy Day, American icon, radical pacifist, Catholic convert, and activist whom Pope Francis I compared to Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln.

  • Steve Suitts - “Overturning Brown”

    Author Programs March 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    suitts

    Lecture/Book Signing

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Civil rights activist Steve Suitts traces the rhetoric behind the modern school choice movement to its racist roots in this slim but persuasive investigation. Though contemporary reformers tout school choice as a “social justice issue”, Suitts reveals that tax credits and private school vouchers were advanced by Alabama state senator Albert Boutwell and other segregationists to blunt the impact of the Supreme Court’s 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

  • April, 2020


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wes 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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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