Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. In All Joy and No Fun award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior now asks: what are the effects of children on their parents? Senior tackles this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self.
The Atlanta History Center offers a variety of lectures throughout the year showcasing award-winning authors who share insight into their latest publication. Books are available for purchase in the Atlanta History Center Museum Shop during lectures and a book signing follows each Aiken, Elson, and Livingston lecture. View lectures presented at the Margaret Mitchell House, our Midtown campus.
Admission for all lectures is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers, and FREE to AHC Insiders unless otherwise noted. Reservations are required for all lectures. Please call 404.814.4150. Purchase tickets online or call 404.814.4150. All lecture ticket purchases are non-refundable.
If you are an Insiders member ($500 Patron level and above), please email us your reservation request to Insiders@AtlantaHistoryCenter.com or call us at 404.814.4101.
- Audience:Interests:Apr 23 2014 - 8:00pm
- Interests:Apr 24 2014 - 8:00pm
In a powerful narrative layered with revealing detail, Todd S. Purdum tells the story of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, recreating the legislative maneuvering and the larger-than-life characters who made its passage possible. From the Kennedy brothers to Lyndon Johnson, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Hubert Humphrey and Everett Dirksen, Purdum shows how these all-too-human figures managed, in just over a year, to create a bill that prompted the longest filibuster in the history of the U.S. Senate yet was ultimately adopted with overwhelming bipartisan support.
- Interests:Apr 27 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Kathryn Braund, Hollifield Professor of Southern History, Auburn University, is an expert in the ethnohistory of Creek and Seminole Indians in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Among her many publications, she is the co-author with Gregory A. Waselkov of William Bartram on the Southeastern Indians (1995) and co-editor with Charlotte M. Porter of Fields of Vision: Essays on the Travels of William Bartram (2010).
- Interests:May 10 2014 - 2:00pm
The name Doc Holliday conjures images of the Wild West and the shootout at the OK Corral, but before he was a Western legend he was a Southern son, born in the last days of the Old South with family links to the author of Gone With the Wind. Now the amazing story introduced in Inheritance, the first book in the trilogy of Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday, continues in Gone West.
- Interests:May 15 2014 - 8:00pm
Join the Atlanta History Center for an evening you won’t soon forget, as Garrison Keillor takes to the stage to share stories, poems and essays from The Keillor Reader.
- Interests:May 21 2014 - 7:00pm
Ellen Gilchrist returns after eight years with a new short story collection, Acts of God, which follows ten scenarios thematically linked about people dealing with forces beyond their control who somehow manage to survive, persevere, and even triumph. Readers are given a glimpse into the vitality, fear, the joy and redemption of those who remain on this earth.
- Interests:May 22 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
In the Civil War, Atlanta was a thriving Confederate city, second only to Richmond in importance. A Changing Wind explores the experiences of Atlanta’s civilians during the city’s rapid growth, Civil War siege and devastation, Reconstruction, and emergence as a New South city. A rich account of residents’ changing loyalties to the Union and the Confederacy, the book highlights the economic and social impacts of the war and Atlanta’s stunning postwar rebirth.
- Interests:Jun 3 2014 - 8:00pm
New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows so well, with the latest novel in the series that started with A Blaze of Glory and A Chain of Thunder. In The Smoke at Dawn, the last great push of the Army of the Cumberland sets the stage for a decisive confrontation at Chattanooga that could determine the outcome of the war.
- Interests:Jun 4 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Juras is an artist and author focused on natural landscapes that offer a glimpse of the Southeast before European settlement. In conjunction with an exhibition of his paintings, the book Philip Juras: The Southern Frontier: Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels was published by Telfair Museums and is distributed by the University of Georgia Press.
- Interests:Jun 6 2014 - 7:30pm
Experience a dynamic evening of enlightenment and inspiration as historian and renowned art collector Bernard Kinsey takes you on a journey of discovery through many untold stories of African American history, accomplishments, and contributions. Kinsey debunks the more than 400-year-old “myth of absence” in American history, drawing from the extensive collection of artistic and historical treasures amassed in The Kinsey Collection. He reveals long ignored stories of the roles African Americans played in the making of America. Book signing follows the lecture. Copies of The Kinsey collection book are available before and after the program.