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  • February, 2018


  • Mary McLeod Bethune: Building on a Dream

    Performances February 16, 2018-February 21, 2018
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    Two performances: February 16 and 21 at 10:30 AM

    Well-known actress/storyteller Mama Koku portrays Mary McLeod Bethune, who made a difference in shaping our country’s history. Born to slave parents and first in her family to receive an education, she went on to provide educational opportunities to African American students.

    3rd - 5th Grade - Please reserve your class using the online Tour Reservation Form.

  • Yousuf Karsh -  “American Portraits”

    Exhibit February 19, 2018-May 20, 2018
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    The exhibition features 48 iconic photographs of Americans who have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as business, medicine, entertainment, politics and the arts. Among the portraits included are those of artist George O’Keeffe, physician and virologist Jonas Salk, singer Marion Anderson, Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., actress Grace Kelly, architect I.M. Pei and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The exhibit is provided by The National Portrait Gallery.

  • “Karsh is History”

    Film Screenings February 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    ​Film Screening/Tour

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Join us for a free screening of the documentaryKarsh is History about legendary photographer Yousuf Karsh as told through his breathtaking portraits.Following the hour long film, visitors will be able to tour the new exhibition “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits”. The exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery includes more than 40 works by this master photographer. The program is free and open to the public

  • Scott Page - “The Diversity Bonus”

    Author Programs February 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    What if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do in order to make society more integrated and just? Scott E. Page will discuss the power of cognitive differences, a subject raised in his latest book, “The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy”. Presented by the Mellon Foundation.

  • Ken Leinbach - “Urban Ecology”

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

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and Trees Atlanta present Ken Leinbach, the Executive Director of the Urban Ecology Center. He is a nationally recognized science educator and leader in community-based environmental education. His book “Urban Ecology” tells the story of a quiet experiment in Milwaukee where a group of ordinary people in a neighborhood have created something extraordinary.

  • March, 2018


  • Giles Milton - “Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare”

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

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    “Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” is the story of a top-secret organization that was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler’s war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. It is a gripping and vivid narrative of adventure and derring-do that is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War.

  • Anna Leahy - “Tumor”

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

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Anna Leahy explores why and how tumors happen, how we think and talk about them, and how we try to rid ourselves of them. According to David Eagleman, Stanford neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, “Leahy looks a tough subject right in the eyes, and tells its story with grace, insight, alacrity, and wit”.

  • Kevin Shird and Nelson Malden - “The Colored Waiting Room”

    Author Programs March 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “The Colored Waiting Room” activist Kevin Shird heads to Montgomery to meet eighty-four-year-old Nelson Malden and discuss the significance of recent racially motivated events. The result is a groundbreaking understanding of today’s burgeoning second-wave civil rights movement .

  • Anthony Ray Hinton - “The Sun Does Shine”

    Author Programs March 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Open

    In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free, but with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent 30 years in prison before winning his release. Hinton’s memoir “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row” tells his dramatic thirty-year journey and shows how you can take away a man’s freedom, but you can’t take away his imagination, humor, or joy.

  • April, 2018


  • Johnny Smith - A Season in the Sun”

    Author Programs April 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith recount the defining moment of Mickey Mantle’s legendary career: 1956, when he overcame a host of injuries and critics to become the most celebrated athlete of his time.

  • Menno Schilthuizen - “Darwin Comes to Town”

    Author Programs April 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    schilthuizen

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    For a long time, biologists thought evolution was a necessary slow process, too incremental to be observed in a lifetime. In “Darwin Comes to Town”, evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen shows that evolution can in fact happen extremely quickly, and in the strangest of places: the heart of the city.

  • Anne Farris Rosen - “Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist”

    Author Programs April 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Born in the South during a time of entrenched racial segregation, the late New York Times journalist John Herbers witnessed a succession of landmark civil rights uprisings that rocked the country, the world, and his own conscience. Herbers’s retrospective is a timely and critical illumination on America’s current racial dilemmas and ongoing quest for justice. Hebers’ daughter Anne Farris Rosen is an award-winning freelance journalist will discuss the book and her fathers work.

  • Charles Frazier - “Varina”

    Author Programs April 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Charles Frazier, the author of the international best-seller “Cold Mountain”, returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War. Intimate in its detailed observations of one woman’s tragic life and epic in its scope and power, “Varina” is a novel of an American war and its aftermath.

  • Rick Bragg - “The Best Cook in the World”

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

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin’, comes a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Rick Bragg also includes seventy-five mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations.

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  • February, 2018


  • Mary McLeod Bethune: Building on a Dream

    Performances February 16, 2018-February 21, 2018
    bethune

    Two performances: February 16 and 21 at 10:30 AM

    Well-known actress/storyteller Mama Koku portrays Mary McLeod Bethune, who made a difference in shaping our country’s history. Born to slave parents and first in her family to receive an education, she went on to provide educational opportunities to African American students.

    3rd - 5th Grade - Please reserve your class using the online Tour Reservation Form.

  • Yousuf Karsh -  “American Portraits”

    Exhibit February 19, 2018-May 20, 2018
    karsh

    The exhibition features 48 iconic photographs of Americans who have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as business, medicine, entertainment, politics and the arts. Among the portraits included are those of artist George O’Keeffe, physician and virologist Jonas Salk, singer Marion Anderson, Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., actress Grace Kelly, architect I.M. Pei and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The exhibit is provided by The National Portrait Gallery.

  • “Karsh is History”

    Film Screenings February 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    karsh1

    ​Film Screening/Tour

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Join us for a free screening of the documentaryKarsh is History about legendary photographer Yousuf Karsh as told through his breathtaking portraits.Following the hour long film, visitors will be able to tour the new exhibition “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits”. The exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery includes more than 40 works by this master photographer. The program is free and open to the public

  • Scott Page - “The Diversity Bonus”

    Author Programs February 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    page

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    What if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do in order to make society more integrated and just? Scott E. Page will discuss the power of cognitive differences, a subject raised in his latest book, “The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy”. Presented by the Mellon Foundation.

  • Ken Leinbach - “Urban Ecology”

    Author Programs February 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    leinbach

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and Trees Atlanta present Ken Leinbach, the Executive Director of the Urban Ecology Center. He is a nationally recognized science educator and leader in community-based environmental education. His book “Urban Ecology” tells the story of a quiet experiment in Milwaukee where a group of ordinary people in a neighborhood have created something extraordinary.

  • March, 2018


  • Giles Milton - “Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare”

    Author Programs March 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    milton

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    “Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” is the story of a top-secret organization that was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler’s war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. It is a gripping and vivid narrative of adventure and derring-do that is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War.

  • Anna Leahy - “Tumor”

    Author Programs March 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    leahy

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Anna Leahy explores why and how tumors happen, how we think and talk about them, and how we try to rid ourselves of them. According to David Eagleman, Stanford neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, “Leahy looks a tough subject right in the eyes, and tells its story with grace, insight, alacrity, and wit”.

  • Kevin Shird and Nelson Malden - “The Colored Waiting Room”

    Author Programs March 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    shird

    ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “The Colored Waiting Room” activist Kevin Shird heads to Montgomery to meet eighty-four-year-old Nelson Malden and discuss the significance of recent racially motivated events. The result is a groundbreaking understanding of today’s burgeoning second-wave civil rights movement .

  • Anthony Ray Hinton - “The Sun Does Shine”

    Author Programs March 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    hinton

    ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Open

    In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free, but with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent 30 years in prison before winning his release. Hinton’s memoir “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row” tells his dramatic thirty-year journey and shows how you can take away a man’s freedom, but you can’t take away his imagination, humor, or joy.

  • April, 2018


  • Johnny Smith - A Season in the Sun”

    Author Programs April 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    smith

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith recount the defining moment of Mickey Mantle’s legendary career: 1956, when he overcame a host of injuries and critics to become the most celebrated athlete of his time.

  • Menno Schilthuizen - “Darwin Comes to Town”

    Author Programs April 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    schilthuizen

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    For a long time, biologists thought evolution was a necessary slow process, too incremental to be observed in a lifetime. In “Darwin Comes to Town”, evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen shows that evolution can in fact happen extremely quickly, and in the strangest of places: the heart of the city.

  • Anne Farris Rosen - “Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist”

    Author Programs April 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    rosen

    ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Born in the South during a time of entrenched racial segregation, the late New York Times journalist John Herbers witnessed a succession of landmark civil rights uprisings that rocked the country, the world, and his own conscience. Herbers’s retrospective is a timely and critical illumination on America’s current racial dilemmas and ongoing quest for justice. Hebers’ daughter Anne Farris Rosen is an award-winning freelance journalist will discuss the book and her fathers work.

  • Charles Frazier - “Varina”

    Author Programs April 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    frazier

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Charles Frazier, the author of the international best-seller “Cold Mountain”, returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War. Intimate in its detailed observations of one woman’s tragic life and epic in its scope and power, “Varina” is a novel of an American war and its aftermath.

  • Rick Bragg - “The Best Cook in the World”

    Author Programs April 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    bragg

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin’, comes a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Rick Bragg also includes seventy-five mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations.

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