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Mitchell Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: R0155-MFC
Three pamphlets

Dates

  • 1979 - 1984

Extent

3 Leaves

Biographical Note

Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. (1911–1984) and Juanita Elizabeth Jackson Mitchell (1913–1992) were civil rights activists in Baltimore, Maryland.



Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. was the chief lobbyist of the NAACP from 1950 to 1979. His brother was U.S. Congressman Parren Mitchell.



Juanita Jackson Mitchell became the first female African American lawyer to practice in the state of Maryland in 1950. Her mother, Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson, led the Baltimore NAACP from 1935 to 1970.



The couple’s sons, Clarence M. Mitchell III and Michael B. Mitchell, Sr., were elected Baltimore City Councilmen and Maryland Senators.

Custodial History

The pamphlets in the collection were donated and the films were loaned to the University of Baltimore by Michael Bowen Mitchell on April 9, 2014. The films in the collection were returned to the donor, upon request, on August 14, 2017.

Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

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H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
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Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA
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