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Clarence M. Mitchell Jr., born in Baltimore in 1911, became one of the leading civil rights activists of the 20th Century, serving as chief lobbyist for the NAACP when Congress passed landmark legislation on civil rights, voting rights and fair housing. Mitchell spent so much time in the halls of Congress he became known as "the 101st Senator."
Bringing a dark chapter to light: Maryland confronts its lynching legacy »
In this podcast, Clarence Mitchell describes his experiences in Princess Anne, the town where Armwood was tortured and murdered by a mob 85 years ago. Armwood’s killing was the most recent of at least 44 lynchings in Maryland, where a movement to acknowledge and reconcile this dark history is gaining momentum. Mitchell sat for a recording for the Maryland Historical Society in 1977.
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