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  • October, 2022


  • October 1: Colors of Peace Family Day

    Special EventsExhibit October 1, 2022-October 2, 2022

    Colors of Peace Family Day
    Saturday, Oct. 1, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
    Exhibition Opening and President Carter’s 98th birthday!

    Lobby Activities are Free. Museum Admission on Oct. 1: Children 16 and under FREE. Everyone else $0.98 in honor of President Carter's 98th birthday.

    Join us on Saturday, October 1 to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “The Colors of Peace: President Carter’s Vision Through the Art of Children,” create peace-themed art works to hang in the show, send a birthday card to President Carter, and help us cover the windows and sidewalks with your visions of peace.

    Activities:
    Create your own work to add to the exhibit
    Create a birthday card for President Carter
    Sidewalk chalk, Window painting
    Balloon twisting, Face painting
    Scavenger Hunt, Music

    Details on Facebook and Eventbrite

    Image by third grade students at Atlanta International School, USA

  • Exhibit: The Colors of Peace - President Carter’s Vision through the Art of Children

    Exhibit October 1, 2022-January 31, 2023

    Ongoing: October 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

    Bringing together 270+ artworks created by children from around the world, the exhibition is a celebration of the work of International Paint Pals and its peace-driven mission. Founded in 1995 as part of the Carter Center’s Atlanta Project, International Paint Pals started as a community arts initiative in south Atlanta. Since then, the organization has grown to work with over 200,000 children in more than 125 countries. Combining a simple pledge – “for the rest of my life, I promise to do everything I can to bring peace into our world” – and the creativity and imagination of children of all ages, the organization and the work it supports is a grassroots realization of one of former President Jimmy Carter’s initiatives, waging peace. This exhibition is also a call to action for visitors to be inspired by the artworks and to create and share their own.

    Image by third grade students at Atlanta International School, USA

  • October, 2017


  • “A Conversation with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick”

    Author Programs October 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Live Streaming

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    We will live-stream a conversation with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about their PBS Special “The Vietnam War”. The live, hour-long conversation will take place in Washington D.C. and be moderated by journalist Cokie Roberts.​

  • Issa Touma - “9 Days - From My Window in Aleppo”

    Film Screenings October 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is a firsthand view of the first nine days of the rapidly changing uprising in Aleppo, from the observations recorded by the renowned Syrian photographer Issa Touma from his window in the old city. A discussion will follow the screening, in partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

  • Richard Rothstein - “The Color of Law”

    Author Programs October 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Rothstein explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation. Rather, “The Color of Law” incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation―the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments―that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.

  • November, 2017


  • Karen Cox - “Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South”

    Author Programs November 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Strange, fascinating, and sobering, “Goat Castle”, tells the story of this local feud, killing, investigation, and trial, showing how a true crime tale of fallen southern grandeur and murder obscured an all too familiar story of racial injustice.

  • Khizr Kahn - “An American Family”

    Author Programs November 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    This inspiring memoir by the Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream.

  • Laura Dowling - “White House Christmas”

    Author Programs November 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    As Chief Floral Designer during her six years at the White House, Laura was responsible for the dazzling floral pieces that made the season so memorable. Laura invites readers behind the scenes of the complex year-long planning process where some of the most innovative and ambitious handmade craft displays were created. From architectural details to sugar paste floral vases and robotic versions of the First Family dogs, her décor inspired and delighted visitors and guests from all around the world.

  • Alison Wright (National Geographic Photographer) - “Human Tribe”

    Author Programs November 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    A page-turner in the most exquisite sense, this book of over 160 portraits expresses the emotive beauty and grace of the human face. Documentary photographer Alison Wright traveled to every continent to capture the diversity of the human tribe, from toddlers to those who’ve lived a lifetime, and from South America to Africa, Asia, and points in between. Some of the people photographed are privileged, some live ordinary lives, and others live close to the land and in communities that may not last another generation.

  • December, 2017


  • Bill Browder - “Red Notice”

    Author Programs December 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public (Please DO NOT bring backpacks, bags or large purses).

    This is a story about an accidental activist. “A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice”. He started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune. Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever.

  • Charles Denyer - “Number One Observatory”

    Author Programs December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Quietly situated on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory (USNO) in our nation’s capital lies “Number One Observatory Circle”, the official residence of the vice president of the United States. From never-before-seen photos to candid conversations with former vice-presidents, family members, political power players of their time, and others - Charles Denyer brings to life untold stories and memorable moments of the three-story, green-shuttered mansion covered in layers of off-white paint, and the people who were privileged to call it home.

  • January, 2018


  • “The New Barbarianism” - POSTPONED

    Film Screenings January 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Film Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Healthcare and humanitarian workers are increasingly in the crosshairs as hospitals and aid centers have become part of the battlefield in today’s wars. “The New Barbarianism” is a CSIS Global Health Policy Center original feature documentary (58 minutes) that examines the crisis, its causes, the limited international response and possible ways forward through dozens of interviews and original footage obtained from inside Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan.

  • Kevin Young - “Bunk”

    Author Programs January 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carterter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Join us for a homecoming for Kevin Young as he returns to Atlanta to read from, discuss and sign copies of his celebrated new book of non-fiction “Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News”. “Bunk” traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes the rest of us so gullible. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, race being the most insidious American hoax of all.

  • Patrisse Cullors and Asha Bandele - “When They Call You A Terrorist”

    Author Programs January 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is is the emotional and powerful story of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and how the movement was born. From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors’ story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love.

  • Bryant Simon - “The Hamlet Fire: A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives”

    Author Programs January 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Bryant Simon uses a long forgotten factory fire in a small North Carolina town to show how cut-rate food and labor have become the new American norm.  Booklist says- “[Simon] uses the horrific event of a devastating accident at a chicken-processing plant in rural North Carolina to examine the consequences of the modern American convenience diet, where everything is expendable.”

  • February, 2018


  • Kendra Field - “Growing Up with the Country”

    Author Programs February 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is the masterful and poignant story of three African-American families who journeyed west after emancipation, by an award-winning scholar and descendant of the migrants. Drawing on decades of archival research and family lore within and beyond the United States, Field traces their journey out of the South to Indian Territory, where they participated in the development of black Indian towns and settlements.

  • Marshalling Justice: The Story of Thurgood Marshall

    Performances February 9, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Two performances: February 1 and 9 at 10:30 AM

    John Doyle portrays Thurgood Marshall in this one-man program with audience participation. Celebrate the life and contributions of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court justice, who is well known for winning the Supreme Court case, Brown v Topeka Board of Education that tested equal but separate schools.

    5th - 8th Grade - Please reserve your class using the online Tour Reservation Form.

  • Rachel Clark: Raising a President

    Performances February 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Acclaimed actress Joanna Maddox presents a one-woman show on the life and wisdom of Rachel Clark, a small, quiet, childless black woman on the Carters’ farm who had a lasting influence on the would-be president.

    5th - 8th Grade - Please reserve your class using the online Tour Reservation Form.

  • Yousuf Karsh -  “American Portraits”

    Exhibit February 19, 2018-May 20, 2018

    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.

  • Mary McLeod Bethune: Building on a Dream

    Performances February 21, 2018 at 6:02 am

    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.

  • Scott Page - “The Diversity Bonus”

    Author Programs February 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    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

    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

    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.

  • May, 2018


  • John Crocker - “Following Fifi”

    Author Programs May 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    As a young student, John Crocker embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, spending eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He followed families of wild chimpanzees from sunrise to sunset and learned the fundamental behavioral traits of these chimps as they raised their offspring. “Following Fifi” raises thought-provoking questions about the evolution of human behavior, the importance of patience and strong family bonds, and provides a greater understanding of what it means to be human.

  • June, 2018


  • Keri Leigh Merritt - “Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South”

    Author Programs June 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Though impoverished whites were never subjected to the daily violence and degrading humiliations of racial slavery, they did suffer tangible socio-economic consequences as a result of living in a slave society. ​ Historian Keri​ Leigh Merritt examines how these ‘masterless’ men and women threatened the existing Southern hierarchy and ultimately helped push Southern slaveholders toward secession and civil war.

  • Reading Monuments (A Preface)

    Special Events June 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Panel Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    What is the future of monuments and memorials in the South, and in America? Ongoing conflicts over Confederate monuments and the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice dedicated to the victims of lynchings have raised the issue of the role of monuments. Art Papers Live and the Carter Library will host a panel discussion on reshaping the landscape of our memorials and monuments. The panel includes Marcel Acosta, Executive Director, National Capital Planning Commission; Bryan Lee Jr., Designer, Founder/Director of Colloqate Design and Paper Monuments; and Lauren Woods, Visiting Lecturer, Southern Methodist University. Moderated by Noah Simblist, Associate Professor of Art at Virginia Commonwealth University.

  • Julie Williams - “Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes”

    Author Programs June 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    The new book by Julie Hedgepeth Williams traces an extraordinary tale concerning the founding of Southern literature. “Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes” focuses on the curious intersection of the lives of Joseph Addison, Joseph Addison (J.A.) Turner, and Joel Chandler Harris, and the circumstances leading to the publication of Chandler Harris’s Uncle Remus stories, which achieved for him and his work national literary status.

  • Andrew Lawler - “The Secret Token”

    Author Programs June 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? That question has consumed historians, archeologists, and amateur sleuths for four hundred years. In “The Secret Token”, Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to determine the fate of the settlers, finding fresh leads as he encounters a host of characters obsessed with resolving the enigma. In the course of his journey, Lawler examines how the Lost Colony came to haunt our national consciousness.

  • Jan Croon - “The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865”

    Author Programs June 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    LeRoy Gresham was born in 1847 to an affluent and prominent slaveholding family in Macon, Georgia. As a young child he suffered a horrific leg and back injury that left him an
    invalid. Educated, inquisitive, perceptive, and exceptionally witty, the 12-year-old began keeping a journal in 1860—just before secession and Civil War tore the country and his world apart. He continued to write even as his health deteriorated until both the war and his life ended in 1865. His unique view of a waning age is published here for the first time in “The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865”.

  • Fredrick Barton - “Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World”

    Author Programs June 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Drawing on his lifetime of experience as a diplomat, foreign policy expert, and State Department advisor, Rick Barton grapples with the fact that the U.S. is strategically positioned and morally obligated to defuse international conflicts, but often inadvertently escalates conflicts instead. Barton uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis for a transformative approach to foreign affairs and offers concrete and attainable solutions for the future. Co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.

  • Kenny Leon - “Take You Wherever You Go”

    Author Programs June 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This is a TICKETED event (see below)

    When Kenny Leon’s grandmother told him to “take you wherever you go,” she could hardly have anticipated that he would establish himself as one of Broadway’s most exciting and acclaimed directors. Leon will be in conversation with WABE’s Lois Reitzes. This is a ticketed event. Tickets include a signed copy of “Take You Wherever You Go”.

    A Cappella Books is the official bookseller for this event.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kenny-leon-take-you-wherever-you-go-tickets-46729876318



  • Chris Ferrie - “Baby Universe Books”

    Author Programs June 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    P​hysicist and​ mathematician ​Chris Ferrie ​writes picture books about scientific concepts for babies and children. The books introduce subjects like rocket science, quantum physics and general relativity — with bright colors, simple shapes and thick board pages perfect for teething toddlers. The books make up the Baby University series — and each one begins with the same sentence and picture — This is a ball — and then expands on the titular concept.

  • Ndaba Mandela - “Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela”

    Author Programs June 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    This is a TICKETED event (see below)

    This is the first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandela’s life through the eyes of a child who was raised by him, chronicling Ndaba Mandela’s life living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known. Interviewed by Jason Carter.  Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. Entrance to the museum theater is through the main museum lobby by the entry fountain.

    Tickets available at www.acappellabooks.com

  • July, 2018


  • POSTPONED -Alexander Heffner - “A Documentary History of the United States (Expanded & Updated)

    Author Programs July 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Here, in a single volume, are the documents, speeches, and letters that have forged American history, now updated with new content such as Trump’s inaugural address. Accompanied by interpretations of their significance by journalist Alexander Heffner, this book includes important documents from American history. This edition has been expanded and updated to include a chapter on the Presidency of Donald Trump.

  • Austin Channing Brown & LeCrae - “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”

    Author Programs July 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    Austin Channing Brown and LeCrae discuss Brown’s new book “I’M STILL HERE: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”. In a time when nearly all institutions claim to value “diversity” in their mission statements, “I’m Still Here” is a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words.

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

    Author Programs July 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    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

    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

    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.

  • Glenn Hoover - “Innocent Souls: Vietnam 1968”

    Exhibit August 4, 2018-November 11, 2018

    EXHIBIT: “Innocent Souls: Vietnam 1968” is an exhibition of images captured by “soldier with a camera” 1st Lieutenant Glenn Hoover. Comprised of 45 images, the exhibition shows different aspects of those affected by the Vietnam War at its peak - from the young American soldiers to the Vietnamese and Montagnards people of Vietnam.

  • 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

    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

    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

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Spelman 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

    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

    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.

  • “Greenland, a Journey Under the Ice”

    Film Screenings September 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Film Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    You are cordially invited to a screening of the French documentary “Greenland, a Journey Under the Ice” as part of European Climate Diplomacy Week 2018 (Sept. 10-14), which is being held in cities around the world. The film focuses on the increasingly rapid movement of the ice sheet that covers Greenland. As it separates and melts, the ice sheet is raising ocean levels and creating dire environmental consequences. A discussion and Q&A will follow with Dr. Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screening-greenland-a-journey-under-the-ice-tickets-48564403438

  • “Merci Congo”

    Film Screenings September 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    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.

  • Justin Driver - “The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court and the Battle for the American Mind”

    Author Programs September 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Award-winning constitutional law scholar Justin Driver (who clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor) gives us an engaging and alarming book that aims to vindicate the rights of public school stu­dents, which have so often been undermined by the Supreme Court in recent decades.

  • Ryan Hampton - ” American Fix: Inside the American

    Author Programs September 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    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

    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

    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.

  • October, 2018


  • We’re Celebrating - President Jimmy Carter’s 94th Birthday

    Special Events October 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Birthday Celebration

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    94 cent Admission to Museum

    Free Birthday Concert

    WE’RE CELEBRATING!!!!!!President Jimmy Carter’s 94th Birthday - 94 cent Admission to Museum - Giant Birthday Card to be signed by Visitors- The Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet will perform.

    Birthday Celebration!!

  • Commemorating 40 Years of Excellence in Independent Oversight

    Special Events October 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Panel Discussion

    Carter Center’s Cyprus Room

    This is a Ticketed Event (see below)

    The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency will host a panel discussion on the historic impact of the Inspectors General. Featured Speakers are Former Sen. George Mitchell and Former Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat. TICKETS are available at https://www.ignet.gov/2018-commemoration

  • Michael Beschloss - “Presidents of War”

    Author Programs October 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This is a Ticketed Event

    Ten years in the research and writing, "Presidents of War" is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths. Tickets are available at A Cappella Books

  • Jamie Susskind - “Future Politics”

    Author Programs October 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Harvard fellow Jamie Susskind challenges us to understand the extent to which new technologies will shape the way society works and uses the insights of political philosophy to show how technologies are already influencing issues of power, liberty, democracy, and social justice.

  • Mike Duncan - “The Storm Before The Storm”

    Author Programs October 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The creator of the award-winning podcast series “The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.

  • November, 2018


  • Elliott Gorn - “Let the People See”

    Author Programs November 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Elliott Gorn investigates the Emmett Till story using new evidence and a broadened historical context. He looks at the crime, the trial, and the aftermath, chronicling how the story has been told and retold over time, as well as examining shifting American attitudes towards race since 1955.

  • David Hu - “How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls”

    Author Programs November 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls, David Hu takes readers on an accessible, wondrous journey into the world of animal motion. From basement labs at MIT to the rain forests of Panama, Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. In turn, the latest discoveries about animal mechanics are inspiring scientists to invent robots and devices that move with similar elegance and efficiency.

  • Reconstructing Our Democracy - “A Midterm’s Post-Mortem & Call to Action

    Special Events November 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Special Event

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    5:00PM to 7:30PM

    RSVP: bit.ly/SOS-ATL

    ​The midterm election of 2018 is widely regarded as the most important one of our lifetime. Join us in a national dialogue between thought leaders in Georgia and other leading voices for democratic inclusion from around the country.

  • Lintu Holman - “Special Effects Make-up Artist”

    Special Events November 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    ​Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and the Georgia Film Academy present special effects make-up artist Lintu Holman for a discussion (and perhaps demonstration) of her work on feature films and television shows. Holman has worked on projects including - Boo 2: A Madea Halloween, Bronco and Dead by Midnight. She has also made prosthetics and props for shows such as The Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries, and Teenwolf. The program is free and open to the public but seating is limited.

  • “The Most Unknown”

    Film Screenings November 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Film Screening

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and the Science Tavern presentThe Most Unknown”, an epic documentary film that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know?

  • David Kaplan - “The Most Dangerous Branch”

    Author Programs November 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In the bestselling tradition of The Nine” and The Brethren”, The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court’s Assault on the Constitution” takes us inside the secret world of the Supreme Court. David A. Kaplan, the former legal affairs editor of Newsweek, shows how the justices subvert the role of the other branches of government—and how we’ve come to accept it at our peril. Kaplan will be in conversation with Jason Carter.

  • Ellen Meacham - “Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi”

    Author Programs November 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In "Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi”, Ellen B. Meacham tells the story of Kennedy’s visit to the Delta and the impact it had on him personally and politically. His visit and its aftermath crystallized many of the domestic issues that later moved Kennedy toward his candidacy for the presidency.

  • Ansley Quiros - “God With Us: Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia”

    Author Programs November 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Reading/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    For many, the struggle over civil rights was not just about lunch counters, waiting rooms, or even access to the vote; it was also about Christian theology. President Jimmy Carter says “I grew up around Americus, and Quiros has captured something I remember well: a community in flux and the tension between neighbors over issues of race and religion. The people and scenes are vivid and the story well told. Additionally, it captures something dear to me—the power found in Christian theology.”

  • December, 2018


  • Ambassador Wendy Sherman - “Not for the Faint of Heart”

    Author Programs December 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Distinguished diplomat Ambassador Wendy Sherman brings readers inside the negotiating room to show how to put diplomatic values like courage, power, and persistence to work in their own lives. (In Conversation with Gail Evans)

  • POSTPONED - David Priess - “How To Get Rid of a President”

    Author Programs December 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    POSTPONED - ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    “How to Get Rid of a President” showcases the political dark arts in action: a stew of election dramas, national tragedies, and presidential departures mixed with party intrigue, personal betrayal, and backroom shenanigans. This briskly paced, darkly humorous voyage proves that while the pomp and circumstance of presidential elections might draw more attention, the way that presidents are removed teaches us much more about our political order.

  • Denny O’Neil - “Comic Books & Social Justice”

    Special Events December 7, 2018-December 8, 2018

    ​Special Event

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Events start at 7pm on Friday, 12/7 and runs throughout the day on Saturday, 12/8

    “In partnership with The Hero Initiative, the Carter Library presents an evening with social justice warrior and comic book writer and editor Dennis O’Neil”. Friday evening will feature a panel discussion with O’Neil, Christopher Herndon and Christopher Priest. Join us Saturday for a Family Day with local comic book writers, illustrators, and vendors. Saturday the panels include “Comic Books and Social Justice” and “Dennis O’Neil and Batman.” Special thanks to DC Comics. Details coming soon.

  • Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts - “Holiday Concert”

    Performances December 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Holiday Concert

    Carter Presidential Museum Lobby

    Free and Open to the Public

    Join us as we kick off the holiday season with our annual concert by the Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts Magnet Chorus . These students will knock your socks off with their singing. The concert is free and open to the public and will get you in the holiday spirit.

  • January, 2019


  • Reniqua Allen - “It Was All A Dream”

    Author Programs January 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “It Was All a Dream”, Reniqua Allen tells the stories of Black millennials searching for a better future in spite of racist policies that have closed off traditional versions of success. Many watched their parents and grandparents play by the rules, only to sink deeper and deeper into debt. They witnessed their elders fight to escape cycles of oppression for more promising prospects, largely to no avail. Today, in this post-Obama era, they face a critical turning point.

  • Bob Friedman - “A Few Thousands Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone”

    Author Programs January 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Reading/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Most Americans, including 80 percent of people of color, are locked out of the mainstream economy, unable to add their talents, work, and dreams, unable to share in the bounty of this economy. Robert Friedman, who worked in Governor Jimmy Carter’s administration before entering the world of non-profits, presents a guide to making the U.S. economy work for everyone, not just the wealthy.

  • Jon Ward - “Camelot’s End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party”

    Author Programs January 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    From a strange, dark chapter in American political history comes the captivating story of Ted Kennedy’s 1980 campaign for president against the incumbent Jimmy Carter, told in full for the first time.

  • Ben Wynne - “The Man Who Punched Jefferson Davis”

    Author Programs January 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Regarded as one of the most vocal, well-traveled, and controversial statesmen of the 19th century, antebellum politician Henry Stuart Foote played a central role in a vast array of pivotal events. Despite Foote’s unique mark on history, until now no comprehensive biography existed. University of North Georgia history professor Ben Wynne fills this gap in his examination of the life of this gifted and volatile public figure.

  • February, 2019


  • Marlon James - “Black Leopard, Red Wolf”

    Author Programs February 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Discussion/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This is a Ticketed Event

    Tickets Available at https://www.freshtix.com/events/marlon-james-leopard-wolf

    James will be in conversation with Atlanta’s Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of “Dear Martin” and “Odd One Out.” The authors will discuss James’s stunning first novel in the Dark Star trilogy “Black Leopard, Red Wolf.” Billed as an African “Game of Thrones”, the Dark Star trilogy blends myth, fantasy, and history together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.  After their conversation, both authors will sign copies of their books.

  • Chris Wilson and Bret Witter - “The Master Plan”

    Author Programs February 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Co-written with Decatur’s Bret Witter,The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purposeis Chris Wilson’s inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant memoir. It’s the story of a man who used hard work and a Master Plan to turn a life sentence into a second chance.

  • William Taubman - “Gorbachev: His Life and Times”

    Author Programs February 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Discussion/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Taubman discusses and signs copies of his book “Gorbachev: His Life and Times”, the first comprehensive biography of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union.

  • Bridgett M. Davis - “The World According to Fannie Davis”

    Author Programs February 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “The World According to Fannie Davis”, Bridgett M. Davis shares a singular memoir that tells the story of one unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and the life they lead running the numbers in the Detroit of the 1960s and 1970s.

    Davis will be in conversation with Atlanta’s own Tayari Jones, New York Times bestselling author of “An American Marriage”.

  • Abyss and Ensemble

    Performances February 27, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Performance

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Peabody award-winning singer, poet, and musician, Abyss is best known as a spoken word artist that brings historical and relevant issues to life through his performances.

  • Georgia Film Academy Presents - “Casting and Talent Agencies”

    Special Events February 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Georgia Film Academy presents talent agencies and casting. The Georgia film industry has become #1 in the nation, in part due to the efforts of people like Rebecca Shrager (Pres of People Store talent agency) and Mark Fincannon, Owner of Fincannon and Associates Casting. You’ll find out what casting directors and talent scouts look for when preparing for a movie, commercial or other videos.

  • March, 2019


  • Irshad Manji - “Don’t Label Me”

    Author Programs March 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Reading/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Irshad Manji, founder of the award-winning Moral Courage Project at the University of Southern California, New York Times bestselling author and the first winner of Oprah Winfrey’s “Chutzpah” prize for boldness, tackles the question of diversity. “Don’t Label Me” is a unique conversation about diversity, bigotry, and our common humanity. Manji will be in conversation with WABE’s Rose Scott.

  • Mitchell Jackson - “Survival Math”

    Author Programs March 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    In a thrillingly alive, candid new work, award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson takes us inside the drug-ravaged neighborhood and struggling family of his youth, while examining the cultural forces—large and small—that led him and his family to this place.

  • The Science of Superheroes

    Special Events March 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Panel Discussion and Activities/1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Carter Presidential Library and Museum Lobby & Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Ever wonder if you’ll have A.I. that can transition to physical form? What are the chances that aliens will look human? Will soldiers have computerized weapons systems in an armored exoskeleton suit? Moderated by Dr. Lisa Yaszek, Professor of Science Fiction Studies at Georgia Tech, our panel will feature experts in artificial intelligence, astrobiology, and nanotechnology. Come join the conversation! The panel discussion will take place in the theater, with family friendly activities in the lobby.

  • Howard Schultz - “From the Ground Up”

    Author Programs March 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This is a Ticketed Event

    TICKETS SOLD OUT

    “From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks, a bold, dramatic work about the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in American society today—as viewed through the intimate lens of one man’s life and work.

    What do we owe one another? How do we channel our drive, ingenuity, even our pain, into something more meaningful than individual success? And what is our duty in the places where we live, work, and play?”

  • Ed Young - “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”

    Author Programs March 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Discussion/6:30pm - 9:30pm

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free with advance reservation

    Reservations available at https://www.freshtix.com/events/science-on-stage-the-forgotten-organ

    The Carter Library and the Atlanta Science Festival present acclaimed writer Ed Yong and a panel of four nationally known playwrights discussing his book "I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”. The book looks at the amazing partnerships between animals and microbes and was the inspiration for the playwrights 48 hour marathon of isolated furious writing to create four newly-formed plays all based on the book.

  • Senator Doug Jones - “Bending Toward Justice”

    Author Programs March 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    The story of the decades-long fight to bring justice to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, culminating in Sen. Doug Jones’ prosecution of the last living bombers.

    PLEASE NOTE: Although this event is FREE and open to the public, we anticipate that the demand will exceed available seating for this event. In order to reserve a seat, you can PURCHASE a ticket to the event at acappellabooks.com. The ticket includes a signed copy of the book.

    Freshtix Events/Senator Doug Jones

  • April, 2019


  • Kerri Kennedy - “Indivisible: Global Leaders on Shared Security”

    Author Programs April 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    More than forty global leaders and activists reflect on the state of the world, and the indivisibility of lasting peace and security. Taken together these global citizens articulate a persuasive and powerful argument in favor of a new way of looking at a world where we reframe security as a shared goal.

  • Justin Rose - “The Drum Major Instinct: Martin Luther King Jr.‘s Theory of Political Service”

    Author Programs April 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    InThe Drum Major Instinct, Justin Rose draws on Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermons, political speeches, and writings to construct and conceptualize King’s politics as a unified theory.

    Co-Sponsored by the Morehouse King Collection.

  • EXHIBIT- “Panamanian Submerged Timber Series: Vessels Created by the Moulthrop Family”

    Exhibit April 11, 2019-April 28, 2019

    NEW EXHIBIT

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    The seven vessels on display were created by the Georgia-based artists Matt and Philip Moulthrop through a unique collaboration with the Embassy of Panama. The works are part of a series of twenty-five turned-wood vessels made from wood submerged during the construction of the Bayano Dam in 1976. The dam is the second-largest power source in Panama.

    Working with the company Wooderra, The Embassy of Panama coordinated the donation of the submerged timber and facilitated this cultural partnership in which the work of American artists highlights the natural beauty of Panama’s flora. The Carter Library was picked for the exhibit because of President Carter’s long relationship with Panama. In 1977, President Carter and General Omar Torrijos signed the Torrijos-Carter Treaties returning control of the Canal to Panama after 1999. Panama was also the first country to have its elections monitored by The Carter Center.

  • Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin - “How We Fight Supremacy”

    Author Programs April 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Featuring contributions from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tarana Burke, Harry Belafonte and others, “How We Fight White Supremacy” is a celebration of the unique and varied ways that Black Americans across the country are speaking truth to power. Within its pages, 60-plus leading writers, organizers, artists, publishers, comedians, preachers, and poets offer wisdom on how they fight for freedom and justice—and ideas for how each of us can further our own causes.

  • Nathaniel Rich - “Losing Earth: A Recent History”

    Author Programs April 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Conversation/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The New York Times Magazine devoted an entire issue to Nathaniel Rich’s investigation of the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989 when humankind first understood climate change and came close to solving it. Now a full-length book, “Losing Earth: A Recent History” is poised to become an instant classic: the most urgent story of our times, brilliantly re-framed, and beautifully told.

    Brought to you in part by Southface, the premier organization for sustainability in the Southeast, Rich will be in conversation with Andrea Pinabell. The event is free and open to the public, but in order to guarantee a seat, you must pre-order the book from A Cappella by purchasing a ticket here on the Freshtix Events site (convenience fee applies) or at the shop (no fee). The first 50 people who purchase a book/ticket are also invited to join us for a reception for Mr. Rich at Manuel’s Tavern from 5:30-6:30 on April 18.

  • “Albatross”

    Film Screenings April 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Film Screening

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This film tells the story we learned of a stunning environmental tragedy place on a tiny atoll in the center of the vast North Pacific Ocean. Thousands of young albatrosses lay dead on the ground, their stomachs filled with plastic. The experience is devastating, not only for what it meant for the suffering of the birds, but also for what it reflected back to us about the destructive power of our culture of mass consumption, and humanity’s damaged relationship with the living world.

  • Valerie Jarrett “Finding My Voice”

    Author Programs April 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Conversation/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This is a Ticketed Event

    TICKETS SOLD OUT

    The Carter Library and Charis Books present Valerie Jarrett, the longest-serving senior adviser to President Obama, shares the story of her life and career in conversation with Stacey Abrams.

    TICKETS SOLD OUT
  • James Campbell - “Mississippi Witness”

    Author Programs April 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Photographer Florence Mars was shocked by the ferocity of white Mississippians’ reaction to the Supreme Court’s 1954 ruling against racial segregation so she bought a camera, built a homemade darkroom, and began to take pictures, determined to document a racial order she knew was dying. Mississippi Witness features over one hundred of these photographs, most taken in the decade between 1954 and 1964, almost all published here for the first time.

  • “Ghadi”

    Film Screenings April 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Film Screening

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and the American Friends of Sesobel present a free screening of the film Ghadi.

    The clueless residents of a tiny Lebanese village begin to suspect there’s an angel in their midst in “Ghadi”, a gently barbed, sentimentally played social satire whose familiar tale of overcoming bigotry, pettiness and greed could work in just about any insular small-town context.

  • May, 2019-December, 2019


  • EXHIBIT- “Georgia on My Screen: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry”

    Exhibit May 3, 2019-December 31, 2019

    NEW EXHIBIT

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Age 16 and under FREE

    17 and over - Museum ticket purchase required

    The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum presents an exciting new exhibition, Georgia on My Screen: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry. Beginning with then-Governor Jimmy Carter’s creation of the first state film office, the exhibition traces the development and impact of a multibillion-dollar industry in the state. The exhibition will be on display through the end of the year.

    Created with the generous support of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, major production studios, local film offices and museums, the exhibition includes artifacts from over 60 productions, filmed over the last 46 years in Georgia, including critically-acclaimed films, blockbuster movies, and major television series.

  • “Citizen Jane”

    Film Screenings May 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Film Screening

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda.

  • “National Free Comic Book Day”

    Special Events May 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

    The Carter Library is celebrating National Free Comic Book Day and the opening of “Georgia on My Screen: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry” with a packed day of events.

    ● 10:00am-2:00pm: Kid’s Craft Corner- make a mask or a stick puppet of your favorite hero

    ● 10:00am-12:00pm: With special thanks to our friends at Galactic Quest Comics, we have 1000 comics to give away! (2 books per person) Get your photo with live Marvel characters from Atlanta Movie Tours!

    ● 2:00pm-3:00pm: Andrew Aydin, comic book creator and writer, discusses his work in Marvel Comics #3 on Captain America and the civil rights movement.

    Free and open to the public. Museum admission free for children 16 and under

  • Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton - “None of the Above”

    Author Programs May 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    The Baton Foundation, Inc. and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum will host a lecture and book signing about the Atlanta Public schools cheating scandal. The authors show how Atlanta Public Schools employees were collateral damage in a crisis caused by an education reform movement that is increasingly shaped by business interests.

  • Georgia Film Academy Panel Series - “Script Supervision”

    Education May 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Discussion with Script Supervisor D.J. Barton

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Do you want to know more about the people behind Georgia’s meteoric rise in the film industry? Are you a film student looking to learn more from a professional in the field? Or maybe you’re ready to start making contacts to secure your own legacy in the #1 state for film and television production in the nation? Join us and the Georgia Film Academy for an insightful discussion with renowned Script Supervisor D.J. Barton. We’ll learn about his impressive body of work, professional experiences, and also provide opportunities for audience engagement.

  • Dr. Sandro Galea - “Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health”

    Author Programs May 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Americans spend more money on health than people anywhere else in the world. And what do they get for it? Statistically, not much. Americans today live shorter, less healthy lives than citizens of other rich countries, and these trends show no signs of letting up. “Well” is a radical examination of the subtle and not-so-subtle factors that determine who gets to be healthy in America.

  • President Jimmy Carter - “The Paintings of Jimmy Carter”

    Author Programs May 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public with purchase of book

    Former President Jimmy Carter will be signing copies of his books “The Paintings of Jimmy Carter” or “The Craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter”. It’s very important that you review the guidelines for this special book signing event.

    Members of Friends of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library will get priority in the signing line, as well as, a discount for the purchase of earlier books by President Carter. You can join “Friends” at the museum store.

  • George Packer - “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century”

    Author Programs May 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America’s greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. In “Our Man”, drawn from Holbrooke’s diaries and papers, we are given a nonfiction narrative that is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of this extraordinary and deeply flawed man and the elite spheres of society and government he inhabited.

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  • October, 2022


  • October 1: Colors of Peace Family Day

    Special EventsExhibit October 1, 2022-October 2, 2022

    Colors of Peace Family Day
    Saturday, Oct. 1, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
    Exhibition Opening and President Carter’s 98th birthday!

    Lobby Activities are Free. Museum Admission on Oct. 1: Children 16 and under FREE. Everyone else $0.98 in honor of President Carter's 98th birthday.

    Join us on Saturday, October 1 to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “The Colors of Peace: President Carter’s Vision Through the Art of Children,” create peace-themed art works to hang in the show, send a birthday card to President Carter, and help us cover the windows and sidewalks with your visions of peace.

    Activities:
    Create your own work to add to the exhibit
    Create a birthday card for President Carter
    Sidewalk chalk, Window painting
    Balloon twisting, Face painting
    Scavenger Hunt, Music

    Details on Facebook and Eventbrite

    Image by third grade students at Atlanta International School, USA

  • Exhibit: The Colors of Peace - President Carter’s Vision through the Art of Children

    Exhibit October 1, 2022-January 31, 2023

    Ongoing: October 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

    Bringing together 270+ artworks created by children from around the world, the exhibition is a celebration of the work of International Paint Pals and its peace-driven mission. Founded in 1995 as part of the Carter Center’s Atlanta Project, International Paint Pals started as a community arts initiative in south Atlanta. Since then, the organization has grown to work with over 200,000 children in more than 125 countries. Combining a simple pledge – “for the rest of my life, I promise to do everything I can to bring peace into our world” – and the creativity and imagination of children of all ages, the organization and the work it supports is a grassroots realization of one of former President Jimmy Carter’s initiatives, waging peace. This exhibition is also a call to action for visitors to be inspired by the artworks and to create and share their own.

    Image by third grade students at Atlanta International School, USA

  • October, 2017


  • “A Conversation with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick”

    Author Programs October 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Live Streaming

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    We will live-stream a conversation with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about their PBS Special “The Vietnam War”. The live, hour-long conversation will take place in Washington D.C. and be moderated by journalist Cokie Roberts.​

  • Issa Touma - “9 Days - From My Window in Aleppo”

    Film Screenings October 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is a firsthand view of the first nine days of the rapidly changing uprising in Aleppo, from the observations recorded by the renowned Syrian photographer Issa Touma from his window in the old city. A discussion will follow the screening, in partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

  • Richard Rothstein - “The Color of Law”

    Author Programs October 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Rothstein explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation. Rather, “The Color of Law” incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation―the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments―that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.

  • November, 2017


  • Karen Cox - “Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South”

    Author Programs November 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Strange, fascinating, and sobering, “Goat Castle”, tells the story of this local feud, killing, investigation, and trial, showing how a true crime tale of fallen southern grandeur and murder obscured an all too familiar story of racial injustice.

  • Khizr Kahn - “An American Family”

    Author Programs November 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    This inspiring memoir by the Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream.

  • Laura Dowling - “White House Christmas”

    Author Programs November 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    As Chief Floral Designer during her six years at the White House, Laura was responsible for the dazzling floral pieces that made the season so memorable. Laura invites readers behind the scenes of the complex year-long planning process where some of the most innovative and ambitious handmade craft displays were created. From architectural details to sugar paste floral vases and robotic versions of the First Family dogs, her décor inspired and delighted visitors and guests from all around the world.

  • Alison Wright (National Geographic Photographer) - “Human Tribe”

    Author Programs November 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    A page-turner in the most exquisite sense, this book of over 160 portraits expresses the emotive beauty and grace of the human face. Documentary photographer Alison Wright traveled to every continent to capture the diversity of the human tribe, from toddlers to those who’ve lived a lifetime, and from South America to Africa, Asia, and points in between. Some of the people photographed are privileged, some live ordinary lives, and others live close to the land and in communities that may not last another generation.

  • December, 2017


  • Bill Browder - “Red Notice”

    Author Programs December 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public (Please DO NOT bring backpacks, bags or large purses).

    This is a story about an accidental activist. “A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice”. He started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune. Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever.

  • Charles Denyer - “Number One Observatory”

    Author Programs December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Quietly situated on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory (USNO) in our nation’s capital lies “Number One Observatory Circle”, the official residence of the vice president of the United States. From never-before-seen photos to candid conversations with former vice-presidents, family members, political power players of their time, and others - Charles Denyer brings to life untold stories and memorable moments of the three-story, green-shuttered mansion covered in layers of off-white paint, and the people who were privileged to call it home.

  • January, 2018


  • “The New Barbarianism” - POSTPONED

    Film Screenings January 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Film Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Healthcare and humanitarian workers are increasingly in the crosshairs as hospitals and aid centers have become part of the battlefield in today’s wars. “The New Barbarianism” is a CSIS Global Health Policy Center original feature documentary (58 minutes) that examines the crisis, its causes, the limited international response and possible ways forward through dozens of interviews and original footage obtained from inside Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan.

  • Kevin Young - “Bunk”

    Author Programs January 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carterter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Join us for a homecoming for Kevin Young as he returns to Atlanta to read from, discuss and sign copies of his celebrated new book of non-fiction “Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News”. “Bunk” traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes the rest of us so gullible. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, race being the most insidious American hoax of all.

  • Patrisse Cullors and Asha Bandele - “When They Call You A Terrorist”

    Author Programs January 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is is the emotional and powerful story of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and how the movement was born. From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors’ story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love.

  • Bryant Simon - “The Hamlet Fire: A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives”

    Author Programs January 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Bryant Simon uses a long forgotten factory fire in a small North Carolina town to show how cut-rate food and labor have become the new American norm.  Booklist says- “[Simon] uses the horrific event of a devastating accident at a chicken-processing plant in rural North Carolina to examine the consequences of the modern American convenience diet, where everything is expendable.”

  • February, 2018


  • Kendra Field - “Growing Up with the Country”

    Author Programs February 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This is the masterful and poignant story of three African-American families who journeyed west after emancipation, by an award-winning scholar and descendant of the migrants. Drawing on decades of archival research and family lore within and beyond the United States, Field traces their journey out of the South to Indian Territory, where they participated in the development of black Indian towns and settlements.

  • Marshalling Justice: The Story of Thurgood Marshall

    Performances February 9, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Two performances: February 1 and 9 at 10:30 AM

    John Doyle portrays Thurgood Marshall in this one-man program with audience participation. Celebrate the life and contributions of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court justice, who is well known for winning the Supreme Court case, Brown v Topeka Board of Education that tested equal but separate schools.

    5th - 8th Grade - Please reserve your class using the online Tour Reservation Form.

  • Rachel Clark: Raising a President

    Performances February 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Acclaimed actress Joanna Maddox presents a one-woman show on the life and wisdom of Rachel Clark, a small, quiet, childless black woman on the Carters’ farm who had a lasting influence on the would-be president.

    5th - 8th Grade - Please reserve your class using the online Tour Reservation Form.

  • Yousuf Karsh -  “American Portraits”

    Exhibit February 19, 2018-May 20, 2018

    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.

  • Mary McLeod Bethune: Building on a Dream

    Performances February 21, 2018 at 6:02 am

    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.

  • Scott Page - “The Diversity Bonus”

    Author Programs February 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    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

    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

    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.

  • May, 2018


  • John Crocker - “Following Fifi”

    Author Programs May 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    As a young student, John Crocker embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, spending eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He followed families of wild chimpanzees from sunrise to sunset and learned the fundamental behavioral traits of these chimps as they raised their offspring. “Following Fifi” raises thought-provoking questions about the evolution of human behavior, the importance of patience and strong family bonds, and provides a greater understanding of what it means to be human.

  • June, 2018


  • Keri Leigh Merritt - “Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South”

    Author Programs June 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Though impoverished whites were never subjected to the daily violence and degrading humiliations of racial slavery, they did suffer tangible socio-economic consequences as a result of living in a slave society. ​ Historian Keri​ Leigh Merritt examines how these ‘masterless’ men and women threatened the existing Southern hierarchy and ultimately helped push Southern slaveholders toward secession and civil war.

  • Reading Monuments (A Preface)

    Special Events June 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Panel Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    What is the future of monuments and memorials in the South, and in America? Ongoing conflicts over Confederate monuments and the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice dedicated to the victims of lynchings have raised the issue of the role of monuments. Art Papers Live and the Carter Library will host a panel discussion on reshaping the landscape of our memorials and monuments. The panel includes Marcel Acosta, Executive Director, National Capital Planning Commission; Bryan Lee Jr., Designer, Founder/Director of Colloqate Design and Paper Monuments; and Lauren Woods, Visiting Lecturer, Southern Methodist University. Moderated by Noah Simblist, Associate Professor of Art at Virginia Commonwealth University.

  • Julie Williams - “Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes”

    Author Programs June 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    The new book by Julie Hedgepeth Williams traces an extraordinary tale concerning the founding of Southern literature. “Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes” focuses on the curious intersection of the lives of Joseph Addison, Joseph Addison (J.A.) Turner, and Joel Chandler Harris, and the circumstances leading to the publication of Chandler Harris’s Uncle Remus stories, which achieved for him and his work national literary status.

  • Andrew Lawler - “The Secret Token”

    Author Programs June 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? That question has consumed historians, archeologists, and amateur sleuths for four hundred years. In “The Secret Token”, Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to determine the fate of the settlers, finding fresh leads as he encounters a host of characters obsessed with resolving the enigma. In the course of his journey, Lawler examines how the Lost Colony came to haunt our national consciousness.

  • Jan Croon - “The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865”

    Author Programs June 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    LeRoy Gresham was born in 1847 to an affluent and prominent slaveholding family in Macon, Georgia. As a young child he suffered a horrific leg and back injury that left him an
    invalid. Educated, inquisitive, perceptive, and exceptionally witty, the 12-year-old began keeping a journal in 1860—just before secession and Civil War tore the country and his world apart. He continued to write even as his health deteriorated until both the war and his life ended in 1865. His unique view of a waning age is published here for the first time in “The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865”.

  • Fredrick Barton - “Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World”

    Author Programs June 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Drawing on his lifetime of experience as a diplomat, foreign policy expert, and State Department advisor, Rick Barton grapples with the fact that the U.S. is strategically positioned and morally obligated to defuse international conflicts, but often inadvertently escalates conflicts instead. Barton uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis for a transformative approach to foreign affairs and offers concrete and attainable solutions for the future. Co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.

  • Kenny Leon - “Take You Wherever You Go”

    Author Programs June 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This is a TICKETED event (see below)

    When Kenny Leon’s grandmother told him to “take you wherever you go,” she could hardly have anticipated that he would establish himself as one of Broadway’s most exciting and acclaimed directors. Leon will be in conversation with WABE’s Lois Reitzes. This is a ticketed event. Tickets include a signed copy of “Take You Wherever You Go”.

    A Cappella Books is the official bookseller for this event.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kenny-leon-take-you-wherever-you-go-tickets-46729876318



  • Chris Ferrie - “Baby Universe Books”

    Author Programs June 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    P​hysicist and​ mathematician ​Chris Ferrie ​writes picture books about scientific concepts for babies and children. The books introduce subjects like rocket science, quantum physics and general relativity — with bright colors, simple shapes and thick board pages perfect for teething toddlers. The books make up the Baby University series — and each one begins with the same sentence and picture — This is a ball — and then expands on the titular concept.

  • Ndaba Mandela - “Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela”

    Author Programs June 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    This is a TICKETED event (see below)

    This is the first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandela’s life through the eyes of a child who was raised by him, chronicling Ndaba Mandela’s life living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known. Interviewed by Jason Carter.  Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. Entrance to the museum theater is through the main museum lobby by the entry fountain.

    Tickets available at www.acappellabooks.com

  • July, 2018


  • POSTPONED -Alexander Heffner - “A Documentary History of the United States (Expanded & Updated)

    Author Programs July 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Here, in a single volume, are the documents, speeches, and letters that have forged American history, now updated with new content such as Trump’s inaugural address. Accompanied by interpretations of their significance by journalist Alexander Heffner, this book includes important documents from American history. This edition has been expanded and updated to include a chapter on the Presidency of Donald Trump.

  • Austin Channing Brown & LeCrae - “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”

    Author Programs July 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    Free and Open to the Public

    Austin Channing Brown and LeCrae discuss Brown’s new book “I’M STILL HERE: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”. In a time when nearly all institutions claim to value “diversity” in their mission statements, “I’m Still Here” is a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words.

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

    Author Programs July 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    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

    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

    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.

  • Glenn Hoover - “Innocent Souls: Vietnam 1968”

    Exhibit August 4, 2018-November 11, 2018

    EXHIBIT: “Innocent Souls: Vietnam 1968” is an exhibition of images captured by “soldier with a camera” 1st Lieutenant Glenn Hoover. Comprised of 45 images, the exhibition shows different aspects of those affected by the Vietnam War at its peak - from the young American soldiers to the Vietnamese and Montagnards people of Vietnam.

  • 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

    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

    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

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Spelman 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

    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

    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.

  • “Greenland, a Journey Under the Ice”

    Film Screenings September 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Film Screening/Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    You are cordially invited to a screening of the French documentary “Greenland, a Journey Under the Ice” as part of European Climate Diplomacy Week 2018 (Sept. 10-14), which is being held in cities around the world. The film focuses on the increasingly rapid movement of the ice sheet that covers Greenland. As it separates and melts, the ice sheet is raising ocean levels and creating dire environmental consequences. A discussion and Q&A will follow with Dr. Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screening-greenland-a-journey-under-the-ice-tickets-48564403438

  • “Merci Congo”

    Film Screenings September 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    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.

  • Justin Driver - “The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court and the Battle for the American Mind”

    Author Programs September 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Award-winning constitutional law scholar Justin Driver (who clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor) gives us an engaging and alarming book that aims to vindicate the rights of public school stu­dents, which have so often been undermined by the Supreme Court in recent decades.

  • Ryan Hampton - ” American Fix: Inside the American

    Author Programs September 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    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

    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

    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.

  • October, 2018


  • We’re Celebrating - President Jimmy Carter’s 94th Birthday

    Special Events October 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Birthday Celebration

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    94 cent Admission to Museum

    Free Birthday Concert

    WE’RE CELEBRATING!!!!!!President Jimmy Carter’s 94th Birthday - 94 cent Admission to Museum - Giant Birthday Card to be signed by Visitors- The Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet will perform.

    Birthday Celebration!!

  • Commemorating 40 Years of Excellence in Independent Oversight

    Special Events October 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Panel Discussion

    Carter Center’s Cyprus Room

    This is a Ticketed Event (see below)

    The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency will host a panel discussion on the historic impact of the Inspectors General. Featured Speakers are Former Sen. George Mitchell and Former Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat. TICKETS are available at https://www.ignet.gov/2018-commemoration

  • Michael Beschloss - “Presidents of War”

    Author Programs October 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This is a Ticketed Event

    Ten years in the research and writing, "Presidents of War" is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths. Tickets are available at A Cappella Books

  • Jamie Susskind - “Future Politics”

    Author Programs October 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Harvard fellow Jamie Susskind challenges us to understand the extent to which new technologies will shape the way society works and uses the insights of political philosophy to show how technologies are already influencing issues of power, liberty, democracy, and social justice.

  • Mike Duncan - “The Storm Before The Storm”

    Author Programs October 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The creator of the award-winning podcast series “The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.

  • November, 2018


  • Elliott Gorn - “Let the People See”

    Author Programs November 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Elliott Gorn investigates the Emmett Till story using new evidence and a broadened historical context. He looks at the crime, the trial, and the aftermath, chronicling how the story has been told and retold over time, as well as examining shifting American attitudes towards race since 1955.

  • David Hu - “How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls”

    Author Programs November 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls, David Hu takes readers on an accessible, wondrous journey into the world of animal motion. From basement labs at MIT to the rain forests of Panama, Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. In turn, the latest discoveries about animal mechanics are inspiring scientists to invent robots and devices that move with similar elegance and efficiency.

  • Reconstructing Our Democracy - “A Midterm’s Post-Mortem & Call to Action

    Special Events November 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Special Event

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    5:00PM to 7:30PM

    RSVP: bit.ly/SOS-ATL

    ​The midterm election of 2018 is widely regarded as the most important one of our lifetime. Join us in a national dialogue between thought leaders in Georgia and other leading voices for democratic inclusion from around the country.

  • Lintu Holman - “Special Effects Make-up Artist”

    Special Events November 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    ​Discussion

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and the Georgia Film Academy present special effects make-up artist Lintu Holman for a discussion (and perhaps demonstration) of her work on feature films and television shows. Holman has worked on projects including - Boo 2: A Madea Halloween, Bronco and Dead by Midnight. She has also made prosthetics and props for shows such as The Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries, and Teenwolf. The program is free and open to the public but seating is limited.

  • “The Most Unknown”

    Film Screenings November 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Film Screening

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and the Science Tavern presentThe Most Unknown”, an epic documentary film that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know?

  • David Kaplan - “The Most Dangerous Branch”

    Author Programs November 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In the bestselling tradition of The Nine” and The Brethren”, The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court’s Assault on the Constitution” takes us inside the secret world of the Supreme Court. David A. Kaplan, the former legal affairs editor of Newsweek, shows how the justices subvert the role of the other branches of government—and how we’ve come to accept it at our peril. Kaplan will be in conversation with Jason Carter.

  • Ellen Meacham - “Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi”

    Author Programs November 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In "Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi”, Ellen B. Meacham tells the story of Kennedy’s visit to the Delta and the impact it had on him personally and politically. His visit and its aftermath crystallized many of the domestic issues that later moved Kennedy toward his candidacy for the presidency.

  • Ansley Quiros - “God With Us: Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia”

    Author Programs November 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Reading/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    For many, the struggle over civil rights was not just about lunch counters, waiting rooms, or even access to the vote; it was also about Christian theology. President Jimmy Carter says “I grew up around Americus, and Quiros has captured something I remember well: a community in flux and the tension between neighbors over issues of race and religion. The people and scenes are vivid and the story well told. Additionally, it captures something dear to me—the power found in Christian theology.”

  • December, 2018


  • Ambassador Wendy Sherman - “Not for the Faint of Heart”

    Author Programs December 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Distinguished diplomat Ambassador Wendy Sherman brings readers inside the negotiating room to show how to put diplomatic values like courage, power, and persistence to work in their own lives. (In Conversation with Gail Evans)

  • POSTPONED - David Priess - “How To Get Rid of a President”

    Author Programs December 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    POSTPONED - ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    “How to Get Rid of a President” showcases the political dark arts in action: a stew of election dramas, national tragedies, and presidential departures mixed with party intrigue, personal betrayal, and backroom shenanigans. This briskly paced, darkly humorous voyage proves that while the pomp and circumstance of presidential elections might draw more attention, the way that presidents are removed teaches us much more about our political order.

  • Denny O’Neil - “Comic Books & Social Justice”

    Special Events December 7, 2018-December 8, 2018

    ​Special Event

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Events start at 7pm on Friday, 12/7 and runs throughout the day on Saturday, 12/8

    “In partnership with The Hero Initiative, the Carter Library presents an evening with social justice warrior and comic book writer and editor Dennis O’Neil”. Friday evening will feature a panel discussion with O’Neil, Christopher Herndon and Christopher Priest. Join us Saturday for a Family Day with local comic book writers, illustrators, and vendors. Saturday the panels include “Comic Books and Social Justice” and “Dennis O’Neil and Batman.” Special thanks to DC Comics. Details coming soon.

  • Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts - “Holiday Concert”

    Performances December 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Holiday Concert

    Carter Presidential Museum Lobby

    Free and Open to the Public

    Join us as we kick off the holiday season with our annual concert by the Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts Magnet Chorus . These students will knock your socks off with their singing. The concert is free and open to the public and will get you in the holiday spirit.

  • January, 2019


  • Reniqua Allen - “It Was All A Dream”

    Author Programs January 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    ​Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “It Was All a Dream”, Reniqua Allen tells the stories of Black millennials searching for a better future in spite of racist policies that have closed off traditional versions of success. Many watched their parents and grandparents play by the rules, only to sink deeper and deeper into debt. They witnessed their elders fight to escape cycles of oppression for more promising prospects, largely to no avail. Today, in this post-Obama era, they face a critical turning point.

  • Bob Friedman - “A Few Thousands Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone”

    Author Programs January 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Reading/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Most Americans, including 80 percent of people of color, are locked out of the mainstream economy, unable to add their talents, work, and dreams, unable to share in the bounty of this economy. Robert Friedman, who worked in Governor Jimmy Carter’s administration before entering the world of non-profits, presents a guide to making the U.S. economy work for everyone, not just the wealthy.

  • Jon Ward - “Camelot’s End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party”

    Author Programs January 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    From a strange, dark chapter in American political history comes the captivating story of Ted Kennedy’s 1980 campaign for president against the incumbent Jimmy Carter, told in full for the first time.

  • Ben Wynne - “The Man Who Punched Jefferson Davis”

    Author Programs January 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Regarded as one of the most vocal, well-traveled, and controversial statesmen of the 19th century, antebellum politician Henry Stuart Foote played a central role in a vast array of pivotal events. Despite Foote’s unique mark on history, until now no comprehensive biography existed. University of North Georgia history professor Ben Wynne fills this gap in his examination of the life of this gifted and volatile public figure.

  • February, 2019


  • Marlon James - “Black Leopard, Red Wolf”

    Author Programs February 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Discussion/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This is a Ticketed Event

    Tickets Available at https://www.freshtix.com/events/marlon-james-leopard-wolf

    James will be in conversation with Atlanta’s Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of “Dear Martin” and “Odd One Out.” The authors will discuss James’s stunning first novel in the Dark Star trilogy “Black Leopard, Red Wolf.” Billed as an African “Game of Thrones”, the Dark Star trilogy blends myth, fantasy, and history together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.  After their conversation, both authors will sign copies of their books.

  • Chris Wilson and Bret Witter - “The Master Plan”

    Author Programs February 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Co-written with Decatur’s Bret Witter,The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purposeis Chris Wilson’s inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant memoir. It’s the story of a man who used hard work and a Master Plan to turn a life sentence into a second chance.

  • William Taubman - “Gorbachev: His Life and Times”

    Author Programs February 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Discussion/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Taubman discusses and signs copies of his book “Gorbachev: His Life and Times”, the first comprehensive biography of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union.

  • Bridgett M. Davis - “The World According to Fannie Davis”

    Author Programs February 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    In “The World According to Fannie Davis”, Bridgett M. Davis shares a singular memoir that tells the story of one unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and the life they lead running the numbers in the Detroit of the 1960s and 1970s.

    Davis will be in conversation with Atlanta’s own Tayari Jones, New York Times bestselling author of “An American Marriage”.

  • Abyss and Ensemble

    Performances February 27, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Performance

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Peabody award-winning singer, poet, and musician, Abyss is best known as a spoken word artist that brings historical and relevant issues to life through his performances.

  • Georgia Film Academy Presents - “Casting and Talent Agencies”

    Special Events February 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Georgia Film Academy presents talent agencies and casting. The Georgia film industry has become #1 in the nation, in part due to the efforts of people like Rebecca Shrager (Pres of People Store talent agency) and Mark Fincannon, Owner of Fincannon and Associates Casting. You’ll find out what casting directors and talent scouts look for when preparing for a movie, commercial or other videos.

  • March, 2019


  • Irshad Manji - “Don’t Label Me”

    Author Programs March 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Reading/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Irshad Manji, founder of the award-winning Moral Courage Project at the University of Southern California, New York Times bestselling author and the first winner of Oprah Winfrey’s “Chutzpah” prize for boldness, tackles the question of diversity. “Don’t Label Me” is a unique conversation about diversity, bigotry, and our common humanity. Manji will be in conversation with WABE’s Rose Scott.

  • Mitchell Jackson - “Survival Math”

    Author Programs March 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    In a thrillingly alive, candid new work, award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson takes us inside the drug-ravaged neighborhood and struggling family of his youth, while examining the cultural forces—large and small—that led him and his family to this place.

  • The Science of Superheroes

    Special Events March 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Panel Discussion and Activities/1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Carter Presidential Library and Museum Lobby & Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Ever wonder if you’ll have A.I. that can transition to physical form? What are the chances that aliens will look human? Will soldiers have computerized weapons systems in an armored exoskeleton suit? Moderated by Dr. Lisa Yaszek, Professor of Science Fiction Studies at Georgia Tech, our panel will feature experts in artificial intelligence, astrobiology, and nanotechnology. Come join the conversation! The panel discussion will take place in the theater, with family friendly activities in the lobby.

  • Howard Schultz - “From the Ground Up”

    Author Programs March 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This is a Ticketed Event

    TICKETS SOLD OUT

    “From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks, a bold, dramatic work about the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in American society today—as viewed through the intimate lens of one man’s life and work.

    What do we owe one another? How do we channel our drive, ingenuity, even our pain, into something more meaningful than individual success? And what is our duty in the places where we live, work, and play?”

  • Ed Young - “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”

    Author Programs March 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Discussion/6:30pm - 9:30pm

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free with advance reservation

    Reservations available at https://www.freshtix.com/events/science-on-stage-the-forgotten-organ

    The Carter Library and the Atlanta Science Festival present acclaimed writer Ed Yong and a panel of four nationally known playwrights discussing his book "I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”. The book looks at the amazing partnerships between animals and microbes and was the inspiration for the playwrights 48 hour marathon of isolated furious writing to create four newly-formed plays all based on the book.

  • Senator Doug Jones - “Bending Toward Justice”

    Author Programs March 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    The story of the decades-long fight to bring justice to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, culminating in Sen. Doug Jones’ prosecution of the last living bombers.

    PLEASE NOTE: Although this event is FREE and open to the public, we anticipate that the demand will exceed available seating for this event. In order to reserve a seat, you can PURCHASE a ticket to the event at acappellabooks.com. The ticket includes a signed copy of the book.

    Freshtix Events/Senator Doug Jones

  • April, 2019


  • Kerri Kennedy - “Indivisible: Global Leaders on Shared Security”

    Author Programs April 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    More than forty global leaders and activists reflect on the state of the world, and the indivisibility of lasting peace and security. Taken together these global citizens articulate a persuasive and powerful argument in favor of a new way of looking at a world where we reframe security as a shared goal.

  • Justin Rose - “The Drum Major Instinct: Martin Luther King Jr.‘s Theory of Political Service”

    Author Programs April 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    InThe Drum Major Instinct, Justin Rose draws on Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermons, political speeches, and writings to construct and conceptualize King’s politics as a unified theory.

    Co-Sponsored by the Morehouse King Collection.

  • EXHIBIT- “Panamanian Submerged Timber Series: Vessels Created by the Moulthrop Family”

    Exhibit April 11, 2019-April 28, 2019

    NEW EXHIBIT

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    The seven vessels on display were created by the Georgia-based artists Matt and Philip Moulthrop through a unique collaboration with the Embassy of Panama. The works are part of a series of twenty-five turned-wood vessels made from wood submerged during the construction of the Bayano Dam in 1976. The dam is the second-largest power source in Panama.

    Working with the company Wooderra, The Embassy of Panama coordinated the donation of the submerged timber and facilitated this cultural partnership in which the work of American artists highlights the natural beauty of Panama’s flora. The Carter Library was picked for the exhibit because of President Carter’s long relationship with Panama. In 1977, President Carter and General Omar Torrijos signed the Torrijos-Carter Treaties returning control of the Canal to Panama after 1999. Panama was also the first country to have its elections monitored by The Carter Center.

  • Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin - “How We Fight Supremacy”

    Author Programs April 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public

    Featuring contributions from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tarana Burke, Harry Belafonte and others, “How We Fight White Supremacy” is a celebration of the unique and varied ways that Black Americans across the country are speaking truth to power. Within its pages, 60-plus leading writers, organizers, artists, publishers, comedians, preachers, and poets offer wisdom on how they fight for freedom and justice—and ideas for how each of us can further our own causes.

  • Nathaniel Rich - “Losing Earth: A Recent History”

    Author Programs April 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Conversation/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The New York Times Magazine devoted an entire issue to Nathaniel Rich’s investigation of the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989 when humankind first understood climate change and came close to solving it. Now a full-length book, “Losing Earth: A Recent History” is poised to become an instant classic: the most urgent story of our times, brilliantly re-framed, and beautifully told.

    Brought to you in part by Southface, the premier organization for sustainability in the Southeast, Rich will be in conversation with Andrea Pinabell. The event is free and open to the public, but in order to guarantee a seat, you must pre-order the book from A Cappella by purchasing a ticket here on the Freshtix Events site (convenience fee applies) or at the shop (no fee). The first 50 people who purchase a book/ticket are also invited to join us for a reception for Mr. Rich at Manuel’s Tavern from 5:30-6:30 on April 18.

  • “Albatross”

    Film Screenings April 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Film Screening

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    This film tells the story we learned of a stunning environmental tragedy place on a tiny atoll in the center of the vast North Pacific Ocean. Thousands of young albatrosses lay dead on the ground, their stomachs filled with plastic. The experience is devastating, not only for what it meant for the suffering of the birds, but also for what it reflected back to us about the destructive power of our culture of mass consumption, and humanity’s damaged relationship with the living world.

  • Valerie Jarrett “Finding My Voice”

    Author Programs April 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Conversation/Booksigning

    Carter Center Cecil B. Day Chapel

    This is a Ticketed Event

    TICKETS SOLD OUT

    The Carter Library and Charis Books present Valerie Jarrett, the longest-serving senior adviser to President Obama, shares the story of her life and career in conversation with Stacey Abrams.

    TICKETS SOLD OUT
  • James Campbell - “Mississippi Witness”

    Author Programs April 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Photographer Florence Mars was shocked by the ferocity of white Mississippians’ reaction to the Supreme Court’s 1954 ruling against racial segregation so she bought a camera, built a homemade darkroom, and began to take pictures, determined to document a racial order she knew was dying. Mississippi Witness features over one hundred of these photographs, most taken in the decade between 1954 and 1964, almost all published here for the first time.

  • “Ghadi”

    Film Screenings April 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Film Screening

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    The Carter Library and the American Friends of Sesobel present a free screening of the film Ghadi.

    The clueless residents of a tiny Lebanese village begin to suspect there’s an angel in their midst in “Ghadi”, a gently barbed, sentimentally played social satire whose familiar tale of overcoming bigotry, pettiness and greed could work in just about any insular small-town context.

  • May, 2019-December, 2019


  • EXHIBIT- “Georgia on My Screen: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry”

    Exhibit May 3, 2019-December 31, 2019

    NEW EXHIBIT

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Age 16 and under FREE

    17 and over - Museum ticket purchase required

    The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum presents an exciting new exhibition, Georgia on My Screen: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry. Beginning with then-Governor Jimmy Carter’s creation of the first state film office, the exhibition traces the development and impact of a multibillion-dollar industry in the state. The exhibition will be on display through the end of the year.

    Created with the generous support of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, major production studios, local film offices and museums, the exhibition includes artifacts from over 60 productions, filmed over the last 46 years in Georgia, including critically-acclaimed films, blockbuster movies, and major television series.

  • “Citizen Jane”

    Film Screenings May 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Film Screening

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda.

  • “National Free Comic Book Day”

    Special Events May 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

    The Carter Library is celebrating National Free Comic Book Day and the opening of “Georgia on My Screen: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry” with a packed day of events.

    ● 10:00am-2:00pm: Kid’s Craft Corner- make a mask or a stick puppet of your favorite hero

    ● 10:00am-12:00pm: With special thanks to our friends at Galactic Quest Comics, we have 1000 comics to give away! (2 books per person) Get your photo with live Marvel characters from Atlanta Movie Tours!

    ● 2:00pm-3:00pm: Andrew Aydin, comic book creator and writer, discusses his work in Marvel Comics #3 on Captain America and the civil rights movement.

    Free and open to the public. Museum admission free for children 16 and under

  • Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton - “None of the Above”

    Author Programs May 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    The Baton Foundation, Inc. and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum will host a lecture and book signing about the Atlanta Public schools cheating scandal. The authors show how Atlanta Public Schools employees were collateral damage in a crisis caused by an education reform movement that is increasingly shaped by business interests.

  • Georgia Film Academy Panel Series - “Script Supervision”

    Education May 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Discussion with Script Supervisor D.J. Barton

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Do you want to know more about the people behind Georgia’s meteoric rise in the film industry? Are you a film student looking to learn more from a professional in the field? Or maybe you’re ready to start making contacts to secure your own legacy in the #1 state for film and television production in the nation? Join us and the Georgia Film Academy for an insightful discussion with renowned Script Supervisor D.J. Barton. We’ll learn about his impressive body of work, professional experiences, and also provide opportunities for audience engagement.

  • Dr. Sandro Galea - “Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health”

    Author Programs May 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Americans spend more money on health than people anywhere else in the world. And what do they get for it? Statistically, not much. Americans today live shorter, less healthy lives than citizens of other rich countries, and these trends show no signs of letting up. “Well” is a radical examination of the subtle and not-so-subtle factors that determine who gets to be healthy in America.

  • President Jimmy Carter - “The Paintings of Jimmy Carter”

    Author Programs May 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Free and Open to the Public with purchase of book

    Former President Jimmy Carter will be signing copies of his books “The Paintings of Jimmy Carter” or “The Craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter”. It’s very important that you review the guidelines for this special book signing event.

    Members of Friends of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library will get priority in the signing line, as well as, a discount for the purchase of earlier books by President Carter. You can join “Friends” at the museum store.

  • George Packer - “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century”

    Author Programs May 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Lecture/Booksigning

    Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater

    Free and Open to the Public

    Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America’s greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. In “Our Man”, drawn from Holbrooke’s diaries and papers, we are given a nonfiction narrative that is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of this extraordinary and deeply flawed man and the elite spheres of society and government he inhabited.

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