A Seat at the Table is a social justice conversation and participatory program at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History. The program explores 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 to explore:
- the American experience through the African American lens,
- what it means to be an American
- and share how American values such as resilience, optimism, and agency are reflected in the African American community’s past, present, and future
A Seat at the Table provides a platform to consider the challenges faced by African Americans towards inclusion and citizenship 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.