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National Museum of African American History & Culture - Public Programs


Jan
26 Fri

A Seat at the Table with Civil Rights Advocates, Then & Now

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:15 PM, Show at 6:45 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: January 5, 2018 11:00 AM to January 26, 2018 6:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This “A Seat at the Table” conversation provides a platform for audiences to consider challenging questions about race, identity, and civil rights policy since the 1950s. Join an insightful dialogue with civil rights advocates: Constance Rice, Maya Wiley, with moderator: Dr. Julianne Malveaux.
About “A Seat at the Table”
“A Seat at the Table” is a social justice conversation and participatory program exploring issues of contemporary importance linked to systemic racism, social inequity and the black community. This program amplifies an important pillar of the museum’s mission which explores the American experience through the African American lens, what it means to be an American and share how American values like resilience, optimism, and agency are reflected in African American culture past, present, and future. “A Seat at the Table” provides a platform to consider the challenges faced by African Americans and aims to play a key role to personal and societal betterment, aspiring to jumpstart critical thinking skills and creativity through curated activities designed for exchanging ideas and strategizing for a better world.
“A Seat at the Table” is a borrowed phrase from Langston Hughes’ iconic poem, I, Too. Audiences are empowered to take their rightful seat at the table over supper or cocktails following critical conversations for justice, featuring guest speakers whose work and commentary seeks progress for all people of color. At “A Seat at the Table” audiences take the lead in sharing critical thinking, problem solving, and strategies towards a more equitable society.Join now to become a Charter Member and receive discounted ticket pricing

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Feb
7 Wed

Historically Speaking: Becoming Kareem!

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Registration Opens: January 18, 2018 11:04 AM to February 7, 2018 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will discuss his latest book entitled Becoming Kareem: On and Off the Court. The author will explore his effort to establish his life purpose and identity. This book is the first memoir for young readers by the sports legend. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises.
Feb
27 Tue

Historically Speaking: A Lifetime in Photographs with Adger Cowans

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Registration Opens: January 22, 2018 9:00 AM to February 27, 2018 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Renowned photographer Adger Cowans' forty year career captures the vastness of American life in black and white, from wholesome scenes of everyday life, to momentary snapshots of city life, to one of the most famous portraits of Malcolm X. From working as Gordon Parks' assistant at Life magazine to collaborating with fashion photographer Henri Clark, Mr. Cowans' lifelong career is truly remarkable. Join us for a conversation with Adger Cowans, and NMAAHC Curators Aaron Bryant (Photography) and Tuliza Fleming (Visual Arts) accompanied by visuals from Mr. Cowans' extensive photography archives. A book signing of "Personal Vision: Photographs: Adger Cowans" follows the presentation.
 Public Onsale:
9:00 AM
Jan 22, 2018

1400 Constitution Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC
United States