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Parren Mitchell interview

Description

Activist and U.S. Congressman Parren J. Mitchell was the first African American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Maryland. In this oral history interview Mitchell discusses his entry into civil rights activism, including early recollections about the City-Wide Young People's Forum and picketing against segregation at Ford's Theatre. He further touches upon the Donald Murray civil rights case, de-segregation efforts within the city of Baltimore, and the impacts of the passage of the Public Accommodations Law and Omnibus Civil Rights Act. Among the individuals Mitchell speaks about within the interview are civil rights leader Dr. Lillie May Carroll Jackson, politician Theodore McKeldin, and Baltimore Afro-American newspaper publisher Dr. Carl Murphy, among others.

Date

1976-08-12

Contributor(s)

Conwell, Susan

Contributor(s) Notes

Interviewee: Parren J. Mitchell
Interviewer: Susan Conwell

Language(s)

English

Extent

Audio: 56 minutes
Transcript: 24 pages

Catalog Number

OH 8170

Resource ID

10283

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital material is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.