The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum Tour
Celebrate Black History Month with the Southern California Social Science Association
11:30a - 1:00p
Join us for a private tour of this extraordinary collection!
The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum (MCLM) is committed to telling the story of African- American experience in all its variations: family life, arts and entertainment, history, sports, medicine, architecture, politics, religion, law, technology, etc. The visionary, Mayme A. Clayton, Ph.D. (1923-2006), established the Western States Black Research Center (WSBRC) in 1975 because she believed that "children should know that black people have done great things." Dr. Clayton, a librarian, collector, and historian, believed that preserving and sharing the often neglected and overlooked history of Americans of African descent was imperative for current and future generations. For over 40 years she independently and meticulously amassed a collection characterized as "one of the most academically substantial collections of African-American literature, manuscripts, film and ephemera independently maintained."