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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With the Honorable Parren J. Mitchell, III

Lane, Edgar Carey; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
U.S. Congressman Parren James Mitchell was born on April 29, 1922 in Baltimore, Maryland to Clarence M. Mitchell and Elsie Davis Mitchell. Mitchell received a Purple Heart while serving in World War II, and graduated from Morgan State University with honors in 1950. Mitchell sued the University of Maryland for admittance to graduate school and received his M.A. degree in 1952. Returning to teach at Morgan State, he served as director of several public agencies in Baltimore and was pivotal in the passage of Maryland's Public Accommodations Law of 1963. In 1970, Mitchell was elected to the 92nd United States Congress and was elected consecutively through 1987. He was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. In 1980, Mitchell founded the Minority Business Enterprise Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (MBELDEF) and served as its chairman of the board. Mitchell passed away on May 28, 2007 at age 85.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
55 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Parren J. Mitchell, III
The Honorable Parren J. Mitchell, III
Credits
Videographer, Edgar Carey Lane.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2004 June 11.
Description
1 online resource (2 video files (54 min., 33 sec.)) : sound, color
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