“So children will know that black people have done great things.” – Mayme Clayton (1923-2006)
Mayme’s son, Lloyd Clayton, was our tour guide and for nearly 2 1/2 hours he took us on an amazing journey through a series of locked rooms in a former late 1950s-era court building in Culver City.
Each room and hallway held contents of the world’s largest collection of history & culture of Americans of African descent.
The collection was single-handedly amassed by Mayme A. Clayton over a period of 40 years and was housed in her garage untl 2010 when it was moved to the court building and opened to the public.
This event, hosted by Rick of the OSS Meetup Group, was one of his always interesting Huell Howser adventures.
This cute French cafe is across the street. Make sure whatever you order includes the au gratin potatoes. Get there before 3pm.
Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum
4130 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230