February 5, 2007
ON View: "Eyewitness"
"Eyewitness - American Originals from the National Archives," a nationally acclaimed exhibition, is now on view at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. The Carter Library is the first location outside of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., to host this exhibit.
"Eyewitness" draws on rarely displayed documents, audio recordings and film footage culled from the extensive holdings of the National Archives and its Presidential Libraries and Regional Archives.
History books describe the slaves' fight for freedom or the liberation of concentration camps at the end of World War II, but the power of the original accounts written or recorded by players in these dramas enables visitors to be transported back in time to these events.
Many of the documents come alive in the free audio tour, in which visitors hear actors speaking the words written in the documents. These 25 gripping, firsthand accounts of historic events are vivid and intensely personal, offering the visitor a unique view of history ranging from stunning stories of adventure to grisly tales of war.
"Eyewitness" was created by the National Archives and Records Administration and the Foundation for the National Archives. The national tour of "Eyewitness" is sponsored by the Boeing Company.
For more information, contact the Carter Library at 404-865-7100.