Mission & Vision

The mission of the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum (MCLM) is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and celebrate the unique history and cultural heritage of Americans of African descent.

MCLM's vision is to serve as a world-class cultural institution dedicated to educating audiences about the legacy of African and African-American creativity, genius, and resilience. To this end, MCLM seeks to facilitate an ongoing discussion about the diversity of the American experience and to use its collection as an instrument of friendship and healing, bringing people together through interconnected cultural heritage.