about MOUTH

PURPOSE

To inspire confidence, increase knowledge, and promote interconnectedness.

 MOUTH BELIEVES HISTORY CAN ENGAGE BROADER AUDIENCES, STRENGTHEN OUR CONNECTIONS TO EACH OTHER AND OUR DIVERSE HISTORIES, BUILD RELATIONSHIPS THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITIES, AND EMPOWER THE PUBLIC WE SERVE WITH INFORMATION AND VALIDITY.

VISION

A world where everyone sees value in themselves and others by understanding the shared value of our histories.


MISSION

MOUTH is dedicated to researching, conserving, promoting, and sharing the African American heritage of Texas with the public.

VALUES

Exploration

to be purposeful and persistent in our pursuit of knowledge.

Responsibility

 to maintain integrity in the collection and sharing of information.

Empathy and Respect

  to appreciate and understand the value of differing ideas, feelings, and perspectives.

Empowerment and Transformation

to establish exchanges that connect to the individual, invite introspection, and lead to a sense of fullness and accomplishment.