Mission, Vision & Values

Mission Statement

To be the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders. The museum seeks to realize its mission by collecting, preserving, interpreting, documenting and exhibiting the rich contributions of African American Marylanders from the state’s earliest history to the present and the future.


To share globally, and with integrity, the human drama of Maryland’s African American experience.


We stand for integrity and truthfulness.
Our foremost concentration is education.
We demonstrate social responsibility and ethical behavior in our activities.
We approach all of our activities and partners with a sense of pride and respect.
We emphasize the importance of family and community.
Our behavior mirrors our commitment to inclusiveness and involvement.