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Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: August 6, 2016
Caption: Parren Mitchell
Additional Description: This 1981 photograph of Parren James Mitchell (detail) by Joseph D. Clapper hangs in the Reginald Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
“Parren James Mitchell (1922 - 2007) spent his entire adult life in service to his fellow citizens. Born in Baltimore, he was from a family of 'freedom fighters' - His older brother was Clarence Mitchell, Jr., a chief lobbyist for the NAACP during several landmark legislative efforts of the 1950s and 1960s. Parren Mitchell, himself, was a decorated veteran of World War II, and a civil rights activist in Maryland during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. He is best known for his service in the United States Congress, representing the 7th Congressional District for 16 years (1971-1987). This portrait hung in his office on Capitol Hill.” — Reginald Lewis Museum.
Submitted: March 2, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p376164
File Size: 1.800 Megabytes
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