The Dr. Mattie McGlothen Museum Foundation

was founded in 1989 to chronicle the life and teachings of this great woman of the Church of God in Christ. The building expansion plan includes goals to fully accommodate the Dr. Mattie McGlothen collection, an archives department, capacity for special events, resource and education center, military wing that will showcase the Church of God in Christ veterans memorial wall and much more. The museum’s memorabilia of war veterans of African American descent will be one of the largest collections of artifacts, photographs and other stills imagery in the world and thereby garner global interest and patronage.


Dr. Emma J. Clark, Library/Museum Founder

is the founder and librarian of the Dr. Mattie McGlothen Library Museum. She has served in many important capacities in her storied career. God has worked many miracles in her life and many live have been touched through her gift of help. SInce1989, Emma has served tirelessly to sustain the museum and build upon its important collection.

Dr. Clark travels throughout the country to share her first hand account of the life and legacy of Dr. Mattie McGlothen. Those within the sound of her voice quickly recognize the presence of greatness. They draw from the magnitude of the living vessel that is the keeper of oral memory and actual depictions of the museum’s namesake.



Doris I. Mangrum, Foundation Chair

is a nationally recognized authority on matters concerning the incarcerated, the formerly incarcertated, veterans, the pangs of separation and reunification, and its collateral impact on families, children, and communities.

She serves as chair of the foundation and is also involved in numerous community organizations including the Bay Area Business Roundtable, NAACP, Powerful Women International Connections, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the National Association of Black Journalists.