Welcome to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is part of the Presidential Library system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal government agency.
If you would like to contact President and Mrs. Carter or the Carter Center staff, please visit www.cartercenter.org
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EXHIBIT - NOW OPEN!! "The Continual Struggle: The American Freedom Movement and the Seeds of Social Change"/artwork by Brian Washington/May 14, 2016 - July 31, 2016 - "The Continual Struggle" depicts the pain, sacrifice and emotion of those who fought for freedom during the civil rights movement. This selection of 23 works by artist Brian Washington offers a stark glimpse of those tumultuous times. President Bill Clinton calls it "a powerful and moving vision of America's struggle for equal rights."
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NEW CURRICULUM!!! - The President's Travels - The President's Travels is NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD: 19 Units, covering grades 2 - 12, all GPS-correlated, based on primary sources from our holdings, and covering a breadth of content areas: Geography, U. S. History, Civics, Energy & Environment, Human Rights, U. S. Foreign Policy, Science & Health, Current Events, the Middle-East, Segregation & Civil Rights, even Character Education
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FIELD TRIP SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM!!!! - The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum and the Coca-Cola Foundation have generously established funding for the Carter Library to provide transportation funds for Georgia schools to use when bringing students to our newly-renovated museum for educational activities.
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CIVIL WAR HISTORY: Atlanta and Copenhill - An Article written by James A. Yancey, Jr., Former Archivist, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. The Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library are located on prime property that has been the scene of several historically significant events during Atlanta's relatively brief history.
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|Exhibits & Events|
- Mark Landler - "Alter Egos :Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, And The Twilight Struggle Over American Power" - Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00pm - Lecture/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
The Carter Presidential Library and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta present New York Times reporter Mark Landler for a discussion of his book. Alter Egos is about two ambitious political archrivals from very different backgrounds who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historical destiny but who hold fundamentally different beliefs about how to project American power. more...
- Byron Motley - "Embracing Cuba" - Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum - Free & Open to the Public
"Anyone who has the pleasure of perusing the arresting pages in this right-on-time photograph album will see the source of our enthusiasm. View and enjoy these sensitive photos, and bon voyage." Booklist. more...
- Jesmyn Ward- "The Fire This Time" - Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
National Book Award - winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, "The Fire Next Time", as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays ad poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. more...
- John Viscount - "Writer of the short film Admissions" - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:00pm - Screening/Discussion - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
"Admissions" is a short film starring Academy Award nominee James Cromwell that tells a transformational tale about what it takes to find lasting peace. Featuring an Israeli couple and a Palestinian, this modern parable is set in the admissions room for the afterlife. Its purpose is to start a conversation that heals. The screening will be followed by a discussion with writer John Viscount. more...
- Colson Whitehead - "The Underground Railroad" - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel - Free & Open to the Public
Pulitzer Prize finalist Colson Whitehead is a New York Times bestselling author, a recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a MacArthur Fellowship.His novel tells the story of Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her of the Underground Railroad and they plot their escape. Things do not go as planned. more...
- Kaye Minchew - "A President in our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia" - Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00pm - Lecture/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
Roosevelt visited Georgia forty-one times between 1924 and 1945. This rich gathering of photographs and remembrances documents the vital role of Georgia's people and places in FDR's rise from his position as a despairing politician daunted by disease to his role as a revered leader who guided the country through its worst depression and a world war. more...
- Robert Strauss - "Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents" - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public
Worst. President. Ever. flips the great presidential biography on its head, offering an enlightening - and highly entertaining!- account of poor James Buchanan's presidency to prove once and for all that, well, few leaders could have done worse. more...
- Heather Ann Thompson - "Blood in the Water" - Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public
Blood in the Water is the first definitive account of the infamous 1971 Attica prison uprising, the state's violent response, and the victims' decades-long quest for justice--including information never released to the public--published to coincide with the forty-fifth anniversary of this historic event. more...