Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Juanita Jackson Mitchell (1913-1992)
MSA SC 3520-2306


Books -

Farrar, Hayward.  The Baltimore Afro-American 1892-1950.  Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood Press, 1998.

Helmes, Winifred G., ed.  Notable Maryland Women.  Cambridge, MD:  Tidewater Publishers, 1977.

Watson, Denton L.  Lion in the Lobby:  Clarence Mitchell, Jr.'s Struggle for the Passage of Civil Rights Laws.  New York:  William Morrow Co., Inc., 1990.

Newspaper/journal articles (in chronological order) -

"Juanita E. Jackson to Join N.A.A.C.P. National Staff." The Crisis, September 1935.

"Mrs. Mitchell prime force in civil rights battle." The Baltimore Sun, 16 May 1972.

"The Mitchells of Maryland:  Standing Up, Speaking Out."  The Washington Post, 1 February 1976.

"Mrs. Mitchell is U of Pa. Fellow." The Baltimore Afro-American, 2 May 1981.

"'Baltimore is Best' to honor Juanita Mitchell, 23 others." The Baltimore Evening Sun, 8 August 1985.

"Juanita Mitchell hospitalized Tues." The Baltimore Afro-American, 7 December 1985.

Thurlow, Katharine. "Profiles." The Maryland Bar Journal 19, no. 5 (June 1986), 24-25.

"Mitchell Courthouse to get $35 million restoration."  The Baltimore Sun, 19 February 1988.

"Mitchell Home Up for Auction." The Daily Record, 13 June 1989.

"Mitchell home set to go on the block." The Baltimore Evening Sun, 14 June 1989.

"Mitchell family home due for auction to erase debt." The Baltimore Sun, 14 June 1989.

"Friends of Juanita Mitchell plan fund-raiser to save home." The Baltimore Sun, 15 June 1989.

"Community rallying to save Juanita Mitchell's home." The Baltimore Afro-American, 17 June 1989.

"Hard Times for Baltimore's NAACP Matriarch." The Washington Post, 17 June 1989.

"Mitchell rowhouse payment is made; auction canceled." The Baltimore Evening Sun, 23 June 1989.

"First lady of civil rights." The Baltimore Evening Sun, 23 June 1989.

"Outpouring of love aids Mrs. Mitchell." The Baltimore Afro-American, 24 June 1989.

"$71,000 raised, Mrs. Mitchell thanks community." The Baltimore Afro-American, 1 July 1989.

Mfume, Kweisi. "Baltimore at its best." The Baltimore Afro-American, 1 July 1989.

"Mitchell home freed of all debt by $93,000 drive." The Baltimore Sun, 11 July 1989.

"Drive saves Mitchell's house from auction." The Baltimore Evening Sun, 11 July 1989.

"Mitchells in crisis." The Baltimore Afro-American, 25 November 1989.

"Juanita Mitchell hospitalized after spinal injury, stroke." The Baltimore Evening Sun, 3 January 1990.

"Juanita Mitchell condition guarded." The Baltimore Afro-American, 6 January 1990.

"Sale Set for Mitchell Buildings." The Daily Record, 17 January 1990.

"Fundraiser is set for Mrs. Mitchell." The Baltimore Afro-American, 27 January 1990.

"Banquet to benefit Mitchells' mother." The Baltimore Evening Sun, 30 January 1990.

"Juanita Mitchell recuperating." The Baltimore Afro-American, 21 September 1991.

"As City, State Officials Shrug, Balto. Courthouse Crumbles."  The Daily Record, 23 April 1992.

"Juanita Mitchell Dies at 79; Civil Rights Leader."  The Washington Post, 8 July 1992.

"Juanita Mitchell Dies at 79." The Baltimore Sun, 8 July 1992.

"Tale of Mitchell's mighty struggle ought not to die." The Baltimore Sun, 9 July 1992.

"A Life Dedicated to Civil Rights:  Lawyer Juanita Mitchell Touched All in Her Dedication to Equality." The Daily Record, 9 July 1992.

"The Juanita Jackson Mitchell Story." The Baltimore Afro-American, 11 July 1992.

"Juanita Jackson Mitchell Memorial Services Scheduled."  The Baltimore Afro-American, 11 July 1992.

"Rights Warrior Honored." The Baltimore Sun, 12 July 1992.

"Juanita Jackson Mitchell had the fire, the guts." The Baltimore Evening Sun, 13 July 1992.

"She wasn't forgotten." The Baltimore Evening Sun, 14 July 1992.

"A dignified farewell for Juanita Jackson Mitchell." The Baltimore Afro-American, 18 July 1992.

"Renovation of Mitchell Courthouse Endangered by City's Fiscal Problems."  The Daily Record, 31 August 1992.

"The Mitchell Papers: New Revelations." The Baltimore Sun, 15 April 1995.

"Portraits of Mitchells unveiled in courthouse." The Baltimore Sun, 25 October 1996.

"Mother figure."  Baltimore City Paper, 17-23 May 2000.

"Baltimoreans of the Century: Lillie Carroll Jackson & Juanita Jackson Mitchell." Baltimore Magazine, May 1999.

"Baltimore Lawyers and Judges of the 20th Century:  Celebration of the Mitchell Courthouse Centenial:  Juanita Jackson Mitchell."
        The Daily Record, September 25, 2000.

Curtis, Jennifer Keats. "Legendary Ladies: 10 Women Who Changed the Face of Maryland." Maryland Life, October 2011.

Other sources -

Maryland Commission for Women biography, 1987.

Maryland Manual On-Line.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Biographical Series), Juanita Jackson Mitchell file, MSA SC 3520-2306, 2/11/11/38.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Robert W. Schoeberlein Collection), "An Early History of the Baltimore

Branch of the NAACP:  1912-1936."  by George Derek Musgrove, May 1997.  MSA SC 5354-2-1.

Mitchell Family Papers. Library of Congress.

Maryland Law Library: 1987 Women's Hall of Fame Honoree Folder, Juanita Jackson Mitchell

"In Memorian: Juanita Jackson Mitchell" Maryland Law Review, 1993 vol. 52.

 Juanita Jackson Mitchell's Biographical Sketch

 Juanita Jackson Mitchell's Profile

Return to Juanita Jackson Mitchell's Introductory Page

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