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Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse 
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Clarence M.  Mitchell Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., Esq. (1911-1984)
Robert Seyffert (1952- )
Oil on canvas, 1985
28 H x 22 W in.
Presented, 1989
Donor, Ms. Juanita Mitchell and family
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
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 Act 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.
Other paintings of Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. in the collection
Historical & Biographical Series at the Maryland State Archives

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