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Beloved Richmond public servant Emma Jean Clark will be honored at a gala fundraiser on Saturday for the Dr. Mattie McGlothen Library Museum in Richmond.
The black-tie optional event will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 3230 Macdonald Ave. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by calling (825) 354-5097 or emailing or email@example.com.
The gala will include a gourmet sit-down dinner, live music, video and special presentations including the unveiling of a proposed building expansion project for the museum, which Clark founded in 1989, organizers said.
The museum is located in the McGlothen Temple Church of God in Christ Complex at 253 Gertrude Ave.
Clark has been a resident of Richmond since 1972 and was born in Tyler, Texas. She joined McGlothen Temple Church in Christ that year and has served as a trustee and public relations chairperson, Sunday School teacher and musician.
She also served as the first black interim Richmond Public Library Director, organized the first Juneteenth celebration in Richmond and negotiated the purchase of the Richmond Public Library bookmobile.
Clark currently serves with the Friends of Richmond Library and is a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and serves on the board of the Senior Legal Service for the Elderly in Contra Costa County.
The gala will include a doctorial processional during which Clark will be conferred with double honorary doctorate degrees in Humanities and Divinity.
At Tuesday’s council, Mayor Tom Butt is scheduled to declare Saturday as Dr. Emma Jean Clark Day in Richmond.
For more information on entrance into the gala, contact Doris Mangrum at (925) 354-6097.
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