The Baltimore City Circuit Court
& Baltimore Bar Library Art Collection
in Connection with the Maryland State Archives
MSA SC 5590
M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse
| Clarence M. Mitchell,
Jr., Esq. (1911-1984)
Simmie Knox (1936- )
Oil on canvas, 1996
52 H x 65 W in.
Presented, October 24, 1996
Commissioned by The Baltimore Courthouse and Law Museum Foundation, Inc.
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Admitted to the bar, 1965
Director, Washington Bureau, NAACP, 1950-1978
Helped in the passing of Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1964; the Voting Rights Act of 1965; and the Fair Housing Law of 1968; which earned him the title of the “101st U.S. Senator”
U.S. Delegate to the United Nations, 1974-1977
Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1980
Received the NAACP Spingarn Medal , 1980
Posthumously, the Baltimore City Courthouse was renamed in his honor on March 8, 1985. Named one of the pre-eminent Baltimore lawyers and judges of the 20th century.
paintings of Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. in the collection:
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