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Clarence Mitchell, Jr.

(1911 - 1984)

 

—Member of the University of Maryland Board of Regents 1982-1984 —

 
Clarence Mitchell, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 29, 2008
1. Clarence Mitchell, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Affectionately known as the "101st Senator" of the United States of America, Clarence Mitchell, Jr. was an effective proponent of civil rights. A shrewd political strategist and an artful orator and parliamentarian. His contributions to the state and the nation are living testaments of his unqualified commitment to social justice. As Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Washington bureau for 30 years, he devoted his energies to the passage of civil rights legislation. As a member of the University's board of regents, he worked to eradicate all vestiges of discrimination and injustice from the state's educational institutions. As a citizen of the world, he stood for decency, wisdom and courage and was awarded the U.S. Medal of Freedom in 1980 for his distinguished work on behalf of all people.

This building is dedicated to the honored memory of Clarence Mitchell, Jr. on this seventeenth day of May, nineteen hundred and eighty eight.
 
Erected 1988 by University of Maryland.
 
Location. 38° 59.209′ N, 76° 56.377′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Regents Drive. Click for map. Marker is at the main (north)
Clarence Mitchell, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 19, 2008
2. Clarence Mitchell, Jr. Marker
At the entrance to the Mitchell Building, University of Maryland.
entrance to the Mitchell Building which is a few yards southeast of the traffic circle at Campus and Regents Drives on the campus of the University of Maryland. It accessible from Baltimore Avenue (US Route 1) to its east, via the Founder's Gateway at Paint Branch Avenue or the south gateway at College Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: College Park MD 20742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "May Peace Prevail on Earth" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blair Lee III (about 600 feet away); R. Lee Hornbake Library (about 800 feet away); The Rossborough Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); “On the Shoulders of Giants” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engineering 100 (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Maryland Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Founders’ Gateway (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in College Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Clarence Mitchell. (Submitted on July 31, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. The Clarence Mitchell Papers. (Submitted on July 31, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducationNotable PersonsPolitics
 
The Mitchell Building image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 29, 2009
3. The Mitchell Building
Clarence Mitchell, Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson image. Click for full size.
4. Clarence Mitchell, Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson
Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Collection, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland School of Law.
 
 
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