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Clarence Mitchell: Secret Weapon for Civil Rights

Posted on 01/31/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayRead about the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which marks its golden jubilee this July, and you’ll learn about the high-profile personalities in Congress and the White House who battled during this stretch of our country’s faltering march toward fair treatment for all citizens. But you’re less likely to hear about key players behind the scenes, even during Black History Month. Meet Clarence Mitchell. Heading the NAACP office in Washington in the heart of the civil rights era, Mitchell …