Our Values & Mission

The values of inclusion, respect, collaboration, transparency, and accountability underpin our work. As a result, Sumner Hall has become a trusted community space where discussions and action planning about racial injustice, police-youth relations, and food insecurity take place. It is also a venue for celebration and the site of relevant exhibitions and educational programs.

Everything that takes place at Sumner Hall expresses our tri-fold mission.

Sumner Hall:

  • honors the contributions of African Americans who have served in the armed services from revolutionary war days to the present;
  • promotes an understanding of the African American experience within the overall context of American history and culture; and
  • advocates for social and racial justice in all areas of civic life.